socat: "netcat++" (extended design, new implementation)1

Package available in: [trunk] [8.0] [7.0] [6.0] [2.1]

socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Each of these data channels may be a file, pipe, device (serial line etc. or a pseudo terminal), a socket (UNIX, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), an SSL socket, proxy CONNECT connection, a file descriptor (stdin etc.), the GNU line editor (readline), a program, or a combination of two of these. These modes include generation of "listening" sockets, named pipes, and pseudo terminals.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Gerhard Rieger <rieger [at] dest-unreach [dot] org>
Maintainer: Sebastian Czech <t2_ [at] arcor [dot] de>

License: OpenSource
Status: Stable

Download: socat-

T2 source: socat.cache
T2 source: socat.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 30% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.43 MB, 23 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gcc glibc grep linux-header make mktemp ncurses net-tools openssl readline sed sysfiles tar tcp_wrappers util-linux

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).