Netcat 6 is a netcat clone with IPv6 support. It is designed to be tiny, extensible, and elegant, and it makes use of the new extended BSD socket APIs.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release fixed several bugs and introduced a -X/--rev-transfer option for reverse file transfer mode.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the --half-close mode and introduces a --continuous option that keeps listening for new connections and a --exec option that executes a given command and binds its stdio to the connection. Used together, these two options can make the program work somewhat like inetd.
Release Notes: This release fixes a couple of bugs (parsing of --no-reuseaddr option and a weird bug that could generate an endless loop) and introduces two new features: idle timeouts and the --sndbuf-size and --rcvbuf-size options for setting SO_RCVBUF and SO_SNDBUF respectively.
Release Notes: This release introduces many new interesting features: accept/connect timeouts, hold timeouts, recv-only and send-only modes, half-close mode, high flexibility of use, i18n support, and enhanced UDP support. From this release nc6 uses, if present, the AI_ADDRCONFIG flag of getaddrinfo for the connect mode. Now file transfer mode works also with UDP. The configuration process and the whole architecture of nc6 have been greatly improved.
Release Notes: This release of netcat6 features improved TCP support, the interesting new file transfer mode function, and an included RPM .spec file.