Subject: Re: Incorporating OpenBSD's nc [was Re: Proposal for new utility in
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/17/2001 18:09:06
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Eric Gillespie, Jr. wrote:
> 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).

I haven't followed discussion on this a lot, but assuming this won't get
added to the base system (and much less /bin), I suggest you send an
update for our pkgsrc/net/netcat package so we can benefit for this (and
maybe, if it's found really really useful, add it). 

 - Hubert

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