netcat or ttcp in base?

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Wed Feb 2 08:03:04 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:55:52AM -0500, David Rhodus wrote:
> When you say netcat, do you mean the 'nc' program that you could also
> use for connecting to ports, kinda acting like a telnet client ?

Yes. Connecting a local port to a pipe and vice versa. Very handy.

> As for ttcp I don't see a reason that is needs to be in the tree.  Its
> a trivial compile and is only needed when doing networking testing. 
> Another problem I have is that I've recently have done some testing
> and question the validity of the results ttcp gives.

The base port redirection stuff is the same for base, the benchmark
would be a nice addon. The trivial compile argument holds for netcat
too, but there's no other simple way to do the connection handling
e.g. in shell scripts.


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