Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>