Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/2001 19:02:04
>I think some folks might not realize that 'nc' is the more correct tool
>to use everywhere they might currently be using 'telnet'.  Telnet is
>sometimes a really poor choice of tool to use to connect to anything
>other than a telnet server daemon.  Besides being greatly bloated,
>telnet can potentially cause unexpected behaviour when the remote server
>might trigger an attempt to negotiate the TELNET protocol (though this
>is very rare in my experience).

all it takes is an aberrant IAC character and you're off.  telnet's
nice, but not good for everything.

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