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writesrv(8)							  writesrv(8)



NAME

  writesrv - Lets users	send messages to and receive messages from a remote
  system

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/writesrv

DESCRIPTION

  The writesrv daemon allows users to send messages to users on	a remote sys-
  tem, and to receive responses	from users on a	remote system by using the
  write	command.

  The writesrv command receives	incoming requests from a write command and
  creates a server process to handle the request. This server process commun-
  icates with the client process (write) and provides whatever services	are
  requested.

  To perform these services, the writesrv daemon creates a socket on the port
  defined in the /etc/services file.  All requests for service go as messages
  to this socket.

  The writesrv daemon is started automatically by the /sbin/init.d/write pro-
  gram during system boot if the WRITESRV environment variable is defined
  properly in the /etc/rc.config file. To start	writesrv automatically during
  system boot, edit the	/etc/rc.config file as superuser to include the	fol-
  lowing entry:

       rcmgr set WRITESRV   yes

  To prevent writesrv from starting automatically during system	boot, edit
  the file to include the following entry:

       rcmgr set WRITESRV   no

  By default, the WRITESRV environment variable	is not set in the
  /etc/rc.config file and therefore the	writesrv daemon	does not start
  automatically	when the system	is booted.

  You can start	the writesrv daemon manually with the following	command:

	/sbin/init.d/write   start

  You can stop the writesrv daemon manually with the following command:

       /sbin/init.d/write   stop






NOTES

  If the writesrv daemon terminates abnormally (that is, because of a system
  crash, a power failure, or the kill -9 command), someone must	manually
  clean	out the	/usr/spool/writesrv directory to remove	any files left
  behind.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: write(1)

  Files: services(4)