Awesome UNIX utility!
I had written a small program, named sockio, which does a (very) small subset of what this awesome socat utility does. When I discovered socat, I was impressed by the number of useful features, in particular SSL support.
With its clean design, this utility keeps the spirit of UNIX: Basic utilities that can be piped or connected together!
The possibilities are infinite. I can now connect together any two bi-directional streams.
Now, I'm tempted to write a Windows port.
Far more than a swiss army knife of networking ;)
The most interesting options IMHO are builtin SSL and SOCKS support. With the latter it's easy to map a TOR hidden service to a local port to access it like any other service on the Internet. Here you have the answer to (nearly) all your networking interconnection needs you ever might think of.
A+++ for socat
Truly awesome, we use it extensively in productions systems and it rocks! Please keep developing!
Friggin' unbelievable! All my dreams come true! Now i can pipe stdin to the UDP:syslog port, or redirect the output of /bin/ls to an arbitrary TCP port on an arbitrary host! Stuff like that.
Awesome! Really, really awesome!
Thank you for the excellent application!
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
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