"When I wrote last month's my sysadmin toolbox column, I knew
that Linux.com readers would probably have a few suggestions. I was
surprised, however, by the sheer number of responses we got from
readers with suggestions for other tools. With all those good
suggestions, it seemed like a good idea to compile a list of the
most popular reader-suggested tools and utilities to cover some of
the programs that didn't make the first column.
"By far, the most popular suggestion from readers was to replace
Telnet with netcat. Netcat was so popular, in fact, that I decided
to write up an introductory CLI Magic column on netcat for readers
who might not be familiar with the joys of netcat..."