Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 12:08:32
Mike Pelley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Wasn't that your reason for including it in /bin (as
> opposed to pkgsrc)?
No, my reason for having it in /bin is the same reason ping is in
/sbin: it's useful for debugging and experimenting with network
problems. pkgsrc can't help you when your /usr comes from NFS
and you can't figure out what's wrong with the network.
I originally mentioned file copying (which appears to have been a
mistake) because the first thing i do on a freshly installed
system is use nc to get the rest of my stuff onto the system.
Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*> email@example.com
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