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SubjectRe: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)

>> > Users like to be able to get a list of posible targets for a single protocol.
>> > Nobody would ever think about trying to prevent people from getting a unified
>> > view on the list possible hosts that talk TCP/IP.
>>
>> How do you perform -scanbus for TCP/IP? :-)
>
>There are various programs that do that for you.
>You could e.g. send a ping to the broadcast address in order to find hosts
>that are on the local network.

ping is ICMP/IP, therefore is not relevant to the question ;)
`nmap -sT` would probably do more TCP.

>If you understand this, why then insists other people in using names like
>/dev/hd*?

It's shorter than /dev/c0t0d0s0? Well, I think it's because people think
in terms of connectors (my drive is IDE therefore it must be hdc) rather
than protocol (my drive does ATAPI therefore it must be
/dev/scsi/c0t0d0s0).


Jan Engelhardt
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