inetutils vs netkit-base

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Mar 26 03:01:37 PST 2005


This also gets rid of three suid programs.

On March 26, 2005 05:13 am, Robert Connolly wrote:
> 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.
>
> robert



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