Subject: Re: Incorporating OpenBSD's nc [was Re: Proposal for new utility in
To: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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).
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