socat Alternatives for Windows
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.
- - netcat is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to socat.
- - netcat is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to socat.
The last version (0.7.1) was released in January 2004.
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).
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.
Comments about Plink as a Alternative to socat
SoCat exists for Windows : 22.214.171.124.0