Bridging Talk


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Bridging Talk

Hi! I would like to start creating a bridge for good old Unix talk program. This bridge would allow you to joinIRC-channel by using talk just for example. I have a couple of questions:

1. Are there any previous attempts or implementations creating Talk bridge?

2. Which version of the talk client and talkd would be good to take as a basis of the bridge? There seems to be a plenty of versions of the talk program.
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I am wondering if this post above is a vailed attempt to promote Talk Bridge translation services?

Translation services have been around for ages and Google, Facebook and other all have fairly well developed language processing algorithms (not perfect, but working).

Why post this message naming a specific company when the tech world is full of translation projects?
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This is not about any translation project. It is about creating bridge for old unix messenger program called talk.
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Originally Posted by homebeach
This is not about any translation project. It is about creating bridge for old unix messenger program called talk.
Sorry for being a bit slow here, but: i know talk (somewhat like prehistoric IRC) and i know bridges (devices which connect networks at layer 2).

I just fail to see the connection between these two. You can start a talk-connection whenever you have IP-connectivity (and there is no firewall interfering by blocking necessary ports or something such). How would a bridge fit into this scenario? Care to explain in bit more detail what you want to do?

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In this context bridging means connectivity to other networks. For example using talk to join IRC channel. This would be achieved by making a program that relays messages to IRC and back.
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Originally Posted by homebeach
In this context bridging means connectivity to other networks. For example using talk to join IRC channel. This would be achieved by making a program that relays messages to IRC and back.
Well, that sound like a fun project.

But does anyone actually use IRC and UNIX talk these days?

I thought everyone uses FB, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, etc . ... blah blah blah for messaging!
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Well I was planning to bridge it to Matrix. Altough talk is obsolete, there would be still use for it if you could use it with modern networks. I found this GNU Talk source codes from SourceForge by browsing the web. Perhaps I could start hacking the bridge on top of those source codes.
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