[Slackbuilds-users] netcat

Vincent Batts vbatts at hashbangbash.com
Tue Feb 9 06:35:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:30 AM, Michiel van Wessem
<michiel at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 00:59:18 -0500
> Dragon Wisard <dragonwisard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Apparently nc != netcat
>> They do the same thing, but they're two separate code bases (with
>> different licenses I think).
> It seems that the netcat in slackwarewas written by *Hobbit*
> <hobbit at avian.org>, and is a product of Avian Research. Subsequent
> googling revealed there are two versions, the Avian Research one, and a
> GNU one. http://netsecure.alcpress.com/netcat/. This is  the GNU build.

fair enough. it just caught my eye as redundancy.

Take care,

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