Subject: Re: Policy questions
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/02/2004 11:37:55
Andrew Brown <> wrote on Fri,  2 Jan 2004
at 11:18:26 -0500 in <>:

> >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).

The devil is in the details. I'm not sure what the best tool for this
sort of thing is, but I guess a netcat-style tool is the most generic
and flexible.

Code review early and often :)

> i'll put it in /bin when i'm done.

Why not /usr/bin? (I'm not sure I'm convinced it belongs in the base
as well, but I really don't know how to decide.)