Subject: Re: Policy questions
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/02/2004 11:18:26
>When I've had this need, I end up kludging something with tar and
>netcat on both ends, but it's not very satisfactory, especially since
>netcat's semantics combine the idea of timeouts with exitting when the
>connection closes (i.e. "-w secs").

i have most of a bsd-licenced netcat implementation written that
addresses this, as well as other "failings" of the original netcat
implementation (cleaner code, support for ipv6 and local domain
sockets).  i'll put it in /bin when i'm done.

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