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Are there any commands or tools for sending messages from Ubuntu to Windows XP that don't require me to install any client software on the Windows PC?

I'm looking for something like net send in Windows XP.

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You can use Samba in Ubuntu to accomplish this. Simply type:

smbclient -M computername

where computername is the netbios name of the pc you're sending the message to. You can then type your message and press Ctrl - D to send.

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Does this use the messenger service in xp? – JNK Sep 22 '10 at 12:56
@JNK yes, it does. – John T Sep 22 '10 at 23:25

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