Re: CDE Without ToolTalk?

From: Thomas Lindsay (
Date: 09/08/02

Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 19:56:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: Thomas Lindsay <>
To: Rich Teer <>

I work at the U of Minnesota and in my office we run CDE without tooltalk.
We use graphical logins and CDE is the only supported user environment.
In our inetd.conf files, the *only* service that starts is rsh (for
horrible legacy reasons too numerous to explain here). No tooltalk, no
anything that normally starts. The only problem for our users is that a
few CDE apps (such as the calendar) bomb out because there is no tooltalk
server running, but then nobody in our area ever used those apps anyway.
We run Solaris 8/sparc, with an essentially straight install, except for
additions like openssh, etc.

Thomas A Lindsay --
System Administrator, Social Science Research Facility
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, West Bank

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