Subject: Re: Policy questions
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/02/2004 11:50:59
>> 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
>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
netcat is probably not the "best" too, since one can also use rdist or
rsync or rdump or something, depending on what you're doing, but
netcat is certainly a damn good tool to have around.
>Code review early and often :)
aye. it needs some finishing and polishing, but i'll send it out for
review once i'm happy with it. damn those crazy connection
>> 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.)
because it's purpose is more simple and basic, as with all the other
stuff in /bin, and it represents a crude command line interface to
sockets that can be used to aid in restoring /usr when /usr is not
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