Subject: Re: net/netcat6 and !inet6
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jukka Salmi <email@example.com>
Date: 03/25/2007 16:45:19
Adrian Portelli --> pkgsrc-users (2007-03-25 15:26:28 +0100):
> Todd Vierling wrote:
> > IIRC, it requires definitions for AF_INET6, inet_ntop(), and
> > gethostbyname2() even if you do something like --disable-ipv6. I
> > can't remember the exact reason, and my pkgsrc tree is currently in
> > limbo (as I'm waiting for Panix to increase my Xen disk space
> > allotment so I can pull down a tree again).
> > That said, what's the point of netcat6 without... ipv6?
> As I understand it netcat6 works over IPv4 or IPv6 so on an IPv4 only
> host I'd assume it would offer the same functionality, but just over
> Just looking at their homepage they claim to have made some
> changes between the original netcat and their implementation as well so
> it's not strictly like net/netcat6 - IPv6 = net/netcat.
Correct. And that's why I prefer nc6 over nc also on IPv4-only systems.
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