how to netsend....

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #1
    ok heres the story

    im at a coffee shop
    there are cute girls
    said girls are on macs


    now i could be conventional and walk up and say "hey whats up"

    but no, i wanna be geeky and figure out a way to "netsend" them a message haha

    maybe a bad idea but still, the geek within wants to know haha
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

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    #2
    Dunno if there is a OS X equiv, but you could put something in their 'drop box' ;)
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    #3
    Guess it isn't in the stars Casanova.

    You can do a netsend to a Windows machine:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031204021659307

    There is no way to do this on a Mac without having access to open it up. For example turning on ssh, you then ssh in, and use osascript to send "display dialog" (applescript) to the target machine.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    haha a pleasnat surprise


    buuuuummer lol
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

    CJS7070

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    #5
    A bit late here, but...

    You can only netsend on a Windows machine, and that will only work if the computers are on the same domain. Even then, unless you know their exact hostnames, you can only send a message to all machines on the domain.
     
  6. steve2112 macrumors 68040

    steve2112

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    Netsend wouldn't work on newer versions of Windows, anyway. It relied on the Messenger service, which was disabled by default after XP SP2. I think the command isn't even in Vista, though there is a msg command in some versions. There used to be a similar command in Solaris. I remember sending netsend type messages to friends in the computer labs in college while we were logged into our Unix accounts.
     

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