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socat is described as 'relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Each of these data channels may be a file, pipe, device (serial line etc' and is an app. There are five alternatives to socat for Linux, Mac, Windows, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is netcat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like socat are pwncat, Port Map, Plink and NetCrypt.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Each of these data channels may be...

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    netcat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.

    Discontinued

    The last version (0.7.1) was released in January 2004.

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    pwncat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD

    pwncat - netcat on steroids with Firewall, IDS/IPS evasion, bind and reverse shell, self-injecting shell and port forwarding magic - and its fully scriptable with Python (PSE).

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    Port Map

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Did you ever feel the urge to map your networking ports using your Airport Basestation or a UPNP router? Did you ever want your application to be reachable from the internet, even in a home networking setup? Don't despair anymore. Port Map and TCMPortMapper are here!

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    Plink

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    part of the Putty suite, plink is a command-line tool similar to ssh, mainly used for automating processes. It supports ssh, telnet, rlogin, raw, and serial connections. My limited tests indicate it runs better on Windows than on Linux. YMMV.

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    NetCrypt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    NetCrypt is a small Open Source command line file-transfer utility providing authentication, confidentiality and integrity validation while still maintaining top-notch performance and transfer speed between machines.

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