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Re: Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows

by logan (Curate)
on Feb 03, 2004 at 22:50 UTC ( #326344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows
in thread sending message from unix to windows

Close. I was worried that we had someone was going to write an INefficient messenger service spammer with perl. Specifically, one that was destined to be used in a cruel or stupid prank. Imagine a 12-year-old who just heard about a new way to send untraceable messages on the school network. Now imagine the content of the messages: "Korn Rulez! Britney Sux!" "Suzy Wilson's a slut!" "Bobby Cantwell's a dork!" "There's a bomb in the library. -Osama bin Ladin"

Morover, I've never actually seen the Messenger service used for the purpose for which it was intended.

"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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Re: Re: Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows
by waswas-fng (Curate) on Feb 04, 2004 at 00:08 UTC
    We use it here to notify users when low priority HSM recalls happen from tape on old old files. They access it via samba shares and a window pops up saying that the file is being restored from tape, please wait 15 minutes and try accessing it again. =)

Re: Re: Re: Re: sending message from unix to windows
by jdporter (Canon) on Feb 04, 2004 at 02:48 UTC
    We use it exactly like we used to use wall on unix: to alert people of an impending reboot of something or other. ("Exchange server reboot in 5 minutes. Please log off!")

    The 6th Rule of Perl Club is -- There is no Rule #6.

      isn't it more efficient network wise to use it to say "The exchange server will be up for 5 minutes, quick read some email before it crashes again!" -- you know less network traffic, fewer popups... =)


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