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Netcat is a versatile utility for working with TCP or UDP data. More information: https://nmap.org/ncat.

  • Listen on a specified port and print any data received:

nc -l {{port}}

  • Connect to a certain port:

nc {{ip_address}} {{port}}

  • Set a timeout:

nc -w {{timeout_in_seconds}} {{ipaddress}} {{port}}

  • Keep the server up after the client detaches:

nc -k -l {{port}}

  • Keep the client up even after EOF:

nc -q {{timeout}} {{ip_address}}

  • Scan the open ports of a specified host:

nc -v -z {{ip_address}} {{port}}

  • Act as proxy and forward data from a local TCP port to the given remote host:

nc -l {{local_port}} | nc {{hostname}} {{remote_port}}