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Reads/writes data across network connections

'Netcat' is a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. It is also a network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting built-in capabilities.

Related Projects

  • Nmap
  • Netrw


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License:GPLv2orlaterChristiano Anderson12 November 2003

Leaders and contributors

Giovanni Giacobbi Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2018.


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