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I'm trying to send a message from my Linux box to a windows 7 box, à la "net send".

I've tried

smbclient -M machine

but that gives

Connection to machine failed. Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

From what I've read, "net send" no longer exists and on a Windows box, and you would use "msg.exe". How do I send a message from Linux to the Windows 7 box, though?

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Do you want one way communication like wall or two way like talk? Would setting up a personal IRC server work for this situation? – new123456 Nov 29 '11 at 11:58
One way is fine. Something like a personal IRC server would be a possibility, but I'm trying to find a method that works like "net send" used to - popping up a message on the screen. I could, of course, write up something, but I'd prefer to use something that already exists. – Tim Nov 29 '11 at 12:39
Hmm... Further searching returns this ServerFault thread which goes over the error you posted. Check that and see if you can get Samba to work. – new123456 Nov 29 '11 at 22:22

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