Subject: Re: Incorporating OpenBSD's nc [was Re: Proposal for new utility in
To: tech-userlevel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave <email@example.com>
Date: 10/16/2001 19:57:12
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Eric Gillespie, Jr. wrote:
> itojun <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.