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[edit] Description

Netcat is a simple unix utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol.

[edit] Packages

source: netcat

binary: netcat

[edit] Usage Examples

The utility is actually named *nc*. Here's an example of how to open up a TCP listening socket on port 5060. If someone connects to and sends data to that port, it will be printed on the screen.

# nc -l -p 5060

[edit] Links

[netcat man page](/development/documentation/man_pages/nc.html)

[edit] See Also

iputils, tcpdump