NWMSG(8)                             nwmsg                            NWMSG(8)


       nwmsg - Deliver NetWare user broadcast messages


       nwmsg mount-point


       nwmsg is called by kerneld when a broadcast message arrives from a Net-
       Ware server.  nwmsg fetches this message via the mount point and deliv-
       ers it to the user using the same way write(1) uses.

       Please  note  that  kerneld  must run when broadcast messages should be
       delivered to users.

       NetWare servers can send  asynchronous  broadcast  messages  to  users,
       either on explicit request by another user, or when the server is shut-
       down. The client workstation is informed about this  event  by  an  IPX
       packet on a special socket, the message socket.

       This  can happen at any time, so the user has to be informed about this
       event whenever it appears. I chose to use the kerneld  feature  of  the
       Linux  kernel to call the program nwmsg. For nwmsg, I used the relevant
       parts of the write program, so you can  expect  the  NetWare  broadcast
       messages to appear where user messages would appear.


       ncpmount(8), kerneld(8), write(1)

nwmsg                             02/29/1996                          NWMSG(8)

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