Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/2001 12:08:32
Mike Pelley <> 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. <*>

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