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Re: [yast-devel] netcat required by yast-core
  • From: Martin Vidner <mvidner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:16:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <20080117141657.GG23056@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 03:04:25PM +0100, Roman Drahtmueller wrote:

just briefly, why does yast-core require netcat?

Hi Roman,

Because it is needed by an agent
(/usr/lib/YaST2/servers_non_y2/ag_hostnames) that scans the local
network for a particular open port.

From time to time people ask about it and want it removed so we
point out /dev/tcp which is built in bash... maybe I should replace
the netcat usage with that?

Martin Vidner, YaST developer

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