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From: bschnzl at cotse.net (Bill Scherr IV, GSEC, GCIA)
Subject: Strange netcat behavior

Netcat worx on more than httpd.  (for instance, oh... everything!) 
Therefore RFC 2616 and all other http RFCs are irrelavent.

Now drop it!

B.

On 17 Oct 2003, this text appeared purporting to belong to thalm

Subject:        	RE: [Full-Disclosure] Strange netcat behavior
From:           	"thalm" <thalm@...cabo.pt>
To:             	<allan.vanleeuwen@...ngemail.nl>
Date sent:      	Fri, 17 Oct 2003 15:11:44 +0100

> Yes, that is correct.
> But my point is why does netcat defaults to a LF behavior (don't 
know if there is the
> option of sending CRLF instead of LF) and telnet defaults defaults 
to CRLF ?
> 
> netcat is very much used to "talk" to HTTP servers. So why does 
netcat does not use
> by default CRLF ? Again, this breaks HTTP RFC rules concerning 
HTTP server and HTTP
> client behavior...



Bill Scherr IV, GSEC, GCIA
EWA / Information & Infrastructure Technologies
National Guard Regional Technology Center / Norwich Campus
Northfield, VT  05663
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