Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/2002 14:00:52
On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:
# However I really do have to wonder if rmt is really supported in a
# modern NetBSD release, or is just a legacy feature these days. I
# haven't used rmt myself in a very very long time.
# I'm certainly willing to help add rmt support to pax if there's really a
# mandate to continue supporting it in NetBSD.
rmt? I'd say it'd be a shame to get rid of it. I happen to use rdump
quite a bit (or at least I will be as soon as I can get some media
for my tape drive(s)). There needs to be SOME way to allow dumping
across a network. rmt just happens, conveniently, to handle record-
blocking. (Actually, I believe it was designed that way).
NetBSD: the OS WORM - Write Once, Run Many.