Re: Bug#201612: ITP: netpipes -- a package to manipulate BSD TCP/IP stream sockets
On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 03:56:04PM -0400, Aaron M. Ucko wrote:
> Fabian Franz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
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