I have admin access to all (read most) the machines on my LAN. However, I wanted all users to be able to coordinate with each other. How should I approach this problem?
One solution which I can think of, but which I know doesn't exist in the exact form, is this:
messageping 192.168.23.45 Hi!
This would have popped up a message box saying
Hi on the given local address.
There are quite a few softwares which allow you to chat over the LAN. But in the cases that I have seen, the user has to log in at the startup. Specifically I want to solve the problem:
User Alice on address
192.168.23.44 wants to use MATLAB on
192.168.23.45, which is currently being hogged by Bob. I want a way for Alice to ping Bob asking him when will he be done using the machine. The solution should not involve any action other than a simple login at startup.