rwall - write to all users over a network
/usr/sbin/rwall -n netgroup...
/usr/sbin/rwall -h hostname -n netgroup
rwall reads a message from standard input until EOF. It then sends this message, preceded by the line:
Broadcast Message . . .
to all users logged in on the specified host machines. With the –n option, it sends to the specified network groups.
A remote host will only receive the message if it is running the rpc.rwalld(8) daemon, which may be started up from inetd(8) under the service identifier svc:/network/rpc/wall:default. This service is disabled by default on Solaris 10 and later systems, and must be enabled by an administrator in order for a host to receive rwall messages.
Send the broadcast message to the specified network groups.
Send the broadcast message to the specified host machine.
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The timeout is fairly short to allow transmission to a large group of machines (some of which may be down) in a reasonable amount of time. Thus the message may not get through to a heavily loaded machine.
The rwall command has been present since the initial release of Solaris.