comsat - biff server SYNOPSIS
Comsat is the server process which receives reports of incoming mail and notifies users if they have requested this service. Comsat receives messages on a datagram port asso- ciated with the ``biff'' service specification (see services(5) and inetd(8)). The one line messages are of the form:
to find out who's logged on and on what termi- nals
The message header filtering is prone to error. The density of the information presented is near the theoretical mini- mum.
Users should be notified of mail which arrives on other machines than the one to which they are currently logged in.
The notification should appear in a separate window so it does not mess up the screen.
Please report bugs to email@example.com and include diffs/patches, compiler error logs or as complete a bug report as you are able. HISTORY
The comsat daemon appeared in 4.2 BSD .