netcat or ttcp in base?

Andreas Hauser andy at
Thu Feb 3 02:18:36 PST 2005

sdrhodus wrote @ Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:18:42 -0500:

> I don't see a pressing reason to add ttcp, for one because its not a
> definitive networking benchmark tool.
> As for netcat, it makes a fine addition to any system and I don't have
> any objections to importing it.  Though it does bring into question
> what category do other tools fall into such as 'team'.

ttcp does the same as netcat, plus UDP, plus messurments, minus telnet mode.
I don't see a pressing reason for either.


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