Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/11/2001 23:57:33
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Dave wrote:
> Unless there's a really good reason for leaving out those features, I'd
> put them in.  I'd be more than a bit annoyed to sit at a machine, say "Oh
> goody, netcat!  I'll just run my bizarro udp super-server-hammer and we'll
> see where the problem is." and then discover that my favorite diagnostic
> scripts no longer work.

Yeah, I agree... if you're gonna name it nc/netcat, it should be
compatible with the original.

As far as including it in the base distribution, I'm mostly apathetic :)
Leaning towards no for /bin/nc, but yes for /usr/bin/nc. I think /bin
and /sbin have enough stuff already :)
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