Specification of Berkeley networking utilities


Hal Peterson (hrp%snoid.CRAY.COM@uc.msc.umn.edu)
Tue, 25 Oct 88 15:38:03 CDT


According to Mike Karels, there are no plans to write specifications
for the protocols used by the r-commands because they were originally
hacks to try out TCP and should die a natural death. If they were
documented, then people would be implementing them, they would
proliferate, and there would be no getting rid of them. The party
line is that 4.3 telnet is better anyway, so we should all be using that.

[The information is from a the question and answer session at a
tutorial Mike Karels gave at the Monterey TCP/IP conference last year.]

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