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Biff service not defined in /etc/services

Hello all. I am getting this error on my mail log file at /app/syslog in AIX.

Sep 23 07:12:06 teamaix mail:info bellmail[430308]: biff service is not defined
in /etc/services

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Here is what I have for the settings:

teamaix(root): / -> biff
is y
teamaix(root): / -> mesg
is y
teamaix(root): / -> cat .login
biff y
teamaix(root): / -> cat .profile
biff y
teamaix(root): / -> grep biff /etc/services
biff 512/udp comsat # used by mail system to notify users

teamaix(root): / -> grep comsat /etc/inetd.conf
comsat dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/comsat comsat

Can somebody tell me how to fix this error? Thanks

Last edited by Scott; 09-23-2013 at 08:52 PM.. Reason: Double post. Closed.
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in.comsat(1M)						  System Administration Commands					     in.comsat(1M)

NAME
in.comsat, comsat - biff server SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/in.comsat DESCRIPTION
comsat is the server process which listens for reports of incoming mail and notifies users who have requested to be told when mail arrives. It is invoked as needed by inetd(1M), and times out if inactive for a few minutes. comsat listens on a datagram port associated with the biff service specification (see services(4)) for one line messages of the form user@mailbox-offset If the user specified is logged in to the system and the associated terminal has the owner execute bit turned on (by a biff y), the offset is used as a seek offset into the appropriate mailbox file, and the first 7 lines or 560 characters of the message are printed on the user's terminal. Lines which appear to be part of the message header other than the From, To, Date, or Subject lines are not printed when displaying the message. FILES
/var/adm/utmpx user access and administration information ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWrcmds | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
svcs(1), inetadm(1M), inetd(1M), svcadm(1M),services(4), attributes(5), smf(5) NOTES
The message header filtering is prone to error. The in.comsat service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier: svc:/network/comsat:default Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). Responsibil- ity for initiating and restarting this service is delegated to inetd(1M). Use inetadm(1M) to make configuration changes and to view config- uration information for this service. The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command. SunOS 5.11 27 Jul 2004 in.comsat(1M)

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