inetutils vs netkit-base
robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Mar 26 02:13:17 PST 2005
Hello. How do you all feel about replacing inetutils with netkit-base?
Personally the only thing I need in inetutils is ping(8). Netkit-base's ping
is gcc4 and uclibc friendly, and much less to maintain. Netkit-base also
comes with inetd, but we don't need to install that.
Inetutils also comes with ftp and telnet clients, which can be usefull, but
better ones exist in other packages. rcp. rlogin, rsh are discouraged and
replaced by openssh. talk and tftp aren't widely used, and can also be
replaced by other packages. Note that netkit-* replaces much of these.
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