Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/2001 09:14:42
Takahiro Kambe <> writes:

    > You should quote from man page here instead of forcing many
    > people to do download and extract tar ball.

     nc is a small utility for copying data across TCP
     connections (both IPv4 and IPv6).  It can open a connection
     to a remote host or listen for a connection.  In either
     case, it copies data from the standard input stream to the
     remote host and copies data from the remote host to the
     standard output stream.  nc is useful on its own as a
     debugging and ex- ploration tool as well as a back-end tool
     that can easily be driven by other programs and scripts.

Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*>

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