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Linux.com: CLI Magic: socat

Mar 27, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julien Buty)

"Socat, netcat's 'twin brother,' is a utility that 'establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them.' It handles sockets in various ways, allowing a wide range of actions, including file transfers, port forwarding, and serial line emulation.

"The socat utility is available as a binary package for the main *nix operating systems. However, since the current version, 1.6, was just released earlier this month, you might have to wait a while to get the latest and greatest, or download the source from the project's home page and install it with the usual ./configure, make, and (as root) make install commands..."

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