Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/2001 15:13:45
Greg A Woods <email@example.com> writes:
> got around to it. I too find the lack of a 'netcat'-like
> tool to be a major gap in any modern Unix with otherwise
> integrated networking facilities. To not be able to do
> low-level network operations from shell scripts would be
> like not being able to directly manipulate files from shell
I agree, though i'm not surprised by the resistance.
> unmaintainable spaghetti ;-): I need a very simple "line
> mode" so that 'nc' can be used in place of telnet to do
> things like converse with SMTP daemons; with (optional) EOL
> conversions too, of course....
I'm not sure what you mean. I use nc to talk SMTP and HTTP all
the time. I type into it just like i would cat.
Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*> firstname.lastname@example.org
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