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'. 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 (Free, Open Source), Port Map (Free, Open Source), Plink (Free, Open Source) and NetCrypt (Free).
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- 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. View 1 alternatives to PlinkNo screenshots yet
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