Subject: Re: Incorporating OpenBSD's nc [was Re: Proposal for new utility in
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From: Dave <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/16/2001 19:57:12
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Eric Gillespie, Jr. wrote:

> itojun  <> writes:
>     > 	nc is maintained somewhere in openbsd tree too, so you
>     > will want to coordinate with them.
> I've taken a look at this, and it's much better than my
> implementation.  If NetBSD were to ship an nc in base, it should
> be OpenBSD's.  They put it in /usr/bin, which is better than
> nothing, though i'd still rather have it in /bin.
> The only change necessary to make it work on NetBSD was changing
> it to use random(3) instead of arc4random(3).

Another thing I'd like to see for this little project is to make sure that
this new version of nc is portable to all commonly-encountered flavors of
Unix with little to no changes.

David Griffith