Netcat on Fedora is a different Netcat
giuseppe.fuggiano at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 23:12:29 UTC 2009
2009/1/9 Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com>:
> Fedora's package uses the nc codebase from openBSD.
> rpm -qi nc
> We package things with the upstream project url encoded in the header
> information so you know exactly where the sourcecode base is coming
> from in our packages. Do the other distributions you use do they
> same? Do you know where the upstream source distribution of their
> netcat package is?
Yes, probably from the "old" netcat.
> Is there another actively maintained netcat upstream project codebase
> that you were expecting to find? My understanding is that that the
> netcat 1.10 version that some other distros ship..is a dead upstream
> project. If I'm mistaken, please let me know where it is.
I don't know exactly. But probably the choice of take that upstream
project codebase makes some sense...
> The switch to OpenBSD's actively maintained netcat codebase was made
> in March 2005.
Does that netcat version is shipped under BSD license, or still GNU/GPL?
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