Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2001 12:40:39
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 11:24:05PM -0500, Eric Gillespie, Jr. wrote:

 > I soon learned is that the original nc is unmaintainable and very
 > crufty.  So i started from scratch.  This new implementation is
 > small and clean, and supports IPv6.  I didn't implement the
 > original nc's stranger features such as port randomization, and i
 > also left out UDP.  AFAIK no one actually uses these, though it
 > shouldn't be hard to add them if there demand were there.

Actually, I know people who use netcat's UDP functionality to do
evil tunneling things in places where it is necessary.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>