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|Full description=Socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Data channels may be files, pipes, devices (terminal or modem, etc.), or sockets (Unix, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), etc. It provides forking, logging, and tracing, different modes for interprocess communication, and many more options. It can be used, for example, as a TCP relay (one-shot or daemon), as an external socksifier, as a shell interface to Unix sockets, as an IP6 relay, as a netcat and rinetd replacement, for redirecting TCP-oriented programs like brutus to a serial line, or to establish a relatively secure environment (su and chroot) for running client or server shell scripts with network connections.
 
|Full description=Socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Data channels may be files, pipes, devices (terminal or modem, etc.), or sockets (Unix, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), etc. It provides forking, logging, and tracing, different modes for interprocess communication, and many more options. It can be used, for example, as a TCP relay (one-shot or daemon), as an external socksifier, as a shell interface to Unix sockets, as an IP6 relay, as a netcat and rinetd replacement, for redirecting TCP-oriented programs like brutus to a serial line, or to establish a relatively secure environment (su and chroot) for running client or server shell scripts with network connections.
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/
|User level=none
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|Is High Priority Project=No
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
 
|Keywords=TCP,sockets,files,socat,data transfer,data channels,pipes,devices
 
|Keywords=TCP,sockets,files,socat,data transfer,data channels,pipes,devices
|Version identifier=1.7.3.1
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|Version identifier=1.7.4.0
|Version date=2016/01/29
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|Version date=2021/01/04
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/download/socat-1.7.3.1.tar.bz2
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|Version download=http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/download/socat-1.7.4.0.tar.gz
|Version comment=1.7.3.1 stable released 2016-01-29
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|Version comment=The author has released a patch for this version. It fixes a compilation issue that was found particularly with 32 bit systems. Replace compat.h in the source code with [http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/download/compat.h this modified version].
|Last review by=Bendikker
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|Last review by=Freefish
|Last review date=2018/02/27
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|Last review date=2021/01/10
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Is GNU=No
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|User level=none
|License verified date=2002-03-06
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
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|Test entry=No
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
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|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2002-03-06
 
|License verified date=2002-03-06
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|Interface=command-line
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|Internet-application=tool
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|Use=internet-application
 
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{{Person
 
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|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource URL=mailto:socat@dest-unreach.org
 
|Resource URL=mailto:socat@dest-unreach.org
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Revision as of 08:29, 10 January 2021


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Socat

http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/
Relay for bidirectional data transfer

Socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Data channels may be files, pipes, devices (terminal or modem, etc.), or sockets (Unix, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), etc. It provides forking, logging, and tracing, different modes for interprocess communication, and many more options. It can be used, for example, as a TCP relay (one-shot or daemon), as an external socksifier, as a shell interface to Unix sockets, as an IP6 relay, as a netcat and rinetd replacement, for redirecting TCP-oriented programs like brutus to a serial line, or to establish a relatively secure environment (su and chroot) for running client or server shell scripts with network connections.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

License

GPLv2

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

6 March 2002

License

MIT

Verified on

10 January 2021

Notes

This license applies to an install script included with Socat. It is almost identical to the license listed on the Fedora Project Wiki as the 'Old Style (no advertising without permission)' MIT license, and reproduced below for convenience: Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of M.I.T. not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific, written prior permission. M.I.T. makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Gerhard Rieger Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/socat
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:socat@dest-unreach.org


Software prerequisites




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"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.









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