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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       comsat - The biff server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  comsat  server  receives reports of incoming mail and
       notifies  users  who  request  this  service.   comsat  is
       invoked  by  the inetd(8) daemon when it receives messages
       on a datagram port associated  with  the  biff(1)  service
       specification in /etc/services(4). The datagram contains a
       1-line message of the form: user@mailbox-offset

       If the user specified is logged in and the associated terminal
  has  the owner execute bit turned on (with biff y),
       offset is used as a seek offset into  the  file  named  in
       mailbox.  The  first 7 lines or 560 characters of the message
  are  printed  on  the  user's  system.  The  message
       excludes  mail header lines other than the From or Subject

       The comsat command always tries to convert  incoming  mail
       messages  from  the mail interchange codeset to the user's
       application codeset. It determines  the  mail  interchange
       code  first  by checking the mail message itself to see if
       it contains the required information. Otherwise, the  system-wide
   default  mail  interchange  code  in  the  file
       /usr/lib/mail-codesets will be used.  If  no  such  system
       file exists, no codeset conversion will be performed.

       The  determination  of the user's application code in each
       terminal session is by one of the following methods.   The
       application  codeset  defined  in  the  user's  Asian  tty
       driver.  The codeset name stored in the  ~/.codesetdevname
       file, where devname is the name of the terminal device for
       the current terminal session.  You can obtain the value of
       devname  by  issuing the tty command.  For example, if the
       tty command returns /dev/ttys8, use ttys8 as the value for
       devname.   The lang valued option defined in $HOME/.mailrc
       or /usr/share/lib/Mail.rc.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the command path.   Includes  information  about
       logged-in  users and their associated ttys.  File containing
 mailx subcommands to customize mailx  for  a  specific
       user.   File  containing mailx subcommands to change mailx
       for all users on the system.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: biff(1), inetd(8), mailx(1), mh(1)

       Files: services(4), inetd.conf(4), tty(7)

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