Saturday, August 22, 2015

HOWTO : NetCat on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Netcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol.

It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting built-in capabilities. Netcat, or "nc" as the actual program is named, should have been supplied long ago as another one of those cryptic but standard Unix tools.


sudo apt-get install netcat-traditional
sudo update-alternatives --config nc

select /bin/nc.traditional by entering "2"

nc -h


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade



That's all! See you.