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[SCM] GNU Inetutils branch, master, updated. v2.0-5-g4ad0b48

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [SCM] GNU Inetutils branch, master, updated. v2.0-5-g4ad0b48
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:04:35 -0500 (EST)

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commit 4ad0b48bcba08d0b1c31bc9aafde545ac277dd43
Author: Simon Josefsson <>
Date:   Thu Feb 11 15:04:32 2021 +0100

    TODO: Add items discussed on mailing list.

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index ddf9d3a..3c0f942 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2021-02-11  Simon Josefsson  <>
+       * TODO: Add items discussed on mailing list.
 2021-02-05  Simon Josefsson  <>
        Use gnulib sys_types module so we can assume sys/types.h.
diff --git a/TODO b/TODO
index fcb5198..e616e17 100644
--- a/TODO
+++ b/TODO
@@ -2,7 +2,18 @@
 Write documentation (NEWS and manual) for how IPv6/IPv4 gets mapped by
+* New tools
+Before adding any new tools -- spend time reviewing all existing
+implementations for command-line parameters and behaviour.
+** arp
+Common ancient tool
+** nc (netcat)
+Widely used tool but few maintained alternatives.
 * General
 broadcasted terminals: provide a client/daemon that broadcasts a users
@@ -107,13 +118,32 @@ Add more utilities:
 Add internationalization, read: gettext support, and provide
 translations, especially for the clients.
-2.0 will be a release that tries to put as much as possible into
+3.0 will be a release that tries to put as much as possible into
 libraries (startup code, etc).  We would also like to try and write
 (or convince someone else to write) a gopher and gopherd pair.
 Make src/hostname.c handle missing 'sethostname' functions on
 platforms that doesn't have them (it could just print an error
+Fix all warnings with autoconf 2.71+
+use gitlog-to-changelog instead of manual ChangeLog entries
+enhance man pages so they fully supersede NetKit and BSD man pages
+generally use gnulib for portability more than we use today:
+  - gnulib has fts.c that we have a custom libls/ for
+  - getaddrinfo/getnameinfo with IDN support to simplify IDN complexity
+  - more system header files replacements
+  - ruserok/wtmp stuff
+Mingw/cygwin support?
+Remove Kerberos V4 support?  I'm not sure there are any usable
+Kerberos V4 implementations around anymore, and it is is
+single-DES-only so they are completely insecure anyway.
 * libicmp
@@ -122,9 +152,14 @@ Handle timestamp, router discovery and address packets.
 * ping/ping6
+Make it setuid-less on kernels that can handle it, e.g., Linux
 Ability to send router discovery, address and maybe timestamp packets.
 Ability to ping multiple host in one go.
+Merge into one binary to avoid code duplication with different
+semantics, ping6 should map to 'ping -6'.
 * ifconfig
@@ -161,6 +196,10 @@ Consider supporting this variation.  Our local socket code
 is correct, but it cannot communicate with the native syslog
 service via `/dev/log', only via UDP.
+* traceroute
+Support setuid-less operations, compare other alternative implementations
 * whois
 What about rwhois?


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog |  4 ++++
 TODO      | 43 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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