accessing talk window text stream from unix standalone program?

Jon (jon@kzsu.Stanford.EDU)
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 02:52:42 -0800 (PST)


i apologize if this is a topic covered in a faq somewhere, but
i have spent quite some time searching archives of this list and
the web for inforation on this subject, to no avail.

is there available a unix program that essentially acts like
a fake cu-seeme client, and connects to a reflector and then
transmits the *talk window* data back and forth?

obviously(?) what i am looking to do is to have some way to
connect to a reflector from some text-only situations (telneting
to unix accounts while on public terminals, etc), show up on
the reflector as a lurker, and communicate with others on that
reflector only via the talk window channel of data.

i found some info on a couple of mbone text-based programs
(multitalk and mumble) but either the pages were gone or they
didnt communicate using cu-seeme's protocol.

if no such program exists, i am wondering if anyone could point
me to any technical docs on the format/etc of cu-seeme packets
in case i get bored/motivated enough to just write the client
myself that can listen and speak on this talk window channel.

thanks much,
-jon/Mumonkan
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being unable to access my email for a while. thanks!
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