Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Chacon <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 17:36:28
> > 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.
It's examples like this that point to this not needing to be a part of
the baseline system. It's amazing how many years I've gotten away with
telnet <host> 25|80 to do the exact same thing....