Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
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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