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Re: Bug#201612: ITP: netpipes -- a package to manipulate BSD TCP/IP stream sockets

Fabian Franz <debian@fabian-franz.de> writes:

>  The netpipes package makes TCP/IP streams usable in  shell
>  scripts.   It  can  also  simplify  client/server  code by
>  allowing the programmer to skip all the  tedious  program-
>  ming  bits related to sockets and concentrate on writing a
>  filter/service.

While this sort of thing is certainly useful to have, it seems to
overlap a lot with socat, tcputils, and netcat/cryptcat.  What are its
specific advantages over them?

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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