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Posted on 11-17-2001 03:56 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: "Mark W. Krentel" <krentel@dreamscape.com>

> I've got a very old Unix machine ...

Like the previous caller, what OS, what version, etc?
Is it Linux? Does it have a C compiler?

> Is there another way to stream the output of cpio (or whatever) over
> the net?

Rdump works over a network, if you want to go that way.

But I think your best solution is to compile netcat. Try it and see
what the error message is. You may be able to tweak the source to
work around the problem. Alternatively, if you have another machine
with a later version of the same OS, try compiling netcat statically.
That should resolve any library problems, so as long as the syscalls
haven't changed too much, you should be ok. Or finally, write a C
program that opens a TCP connection and copies stdin into it, ie a
stripped-down version of netcat. That's probably not too hard, maybe
100 lines of C.

Source code is very powerful. There are always options if you have
the source.

--Mark

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