Talk Service (talkd, in.talk, ntalk) Detection

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Synopsis :

The remote service is a talk server.

Description :

The remote service responded to a talk request.

A talk server (also known as 'talkd', 'in.talk', or 'ntalk') is a
service that works over UDP and notifies a user when someone wants to
initiate a conversation.

Note that talk is nowadays considered by many to be obsolete.

See also :

http://www.unix.com/man-page/FreeBSD/8/TALKD/

Solution :

If you do not use this service, disable it.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Service detection

Nessus Plugin ID: 25201 ()

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