Tool and Usage
Netcat can be used to set up network connections via TCP or UDP and have roles like port scanning, transferring files, port listening, or even as a backdoor.
Netcat (or nc) is a small tool to set up network connections via TCP or UDP. It can be used in scripts and fulfill multiple roles like port scanning, transferring files, port listening, or even as a backdoor.
Usage and audience
Netcat is commonly used for penetration test, security assessment, or troubleshooting. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
- + Project is mature (10+ years)
- + The source code of this software is available
- - No updates for a while
Support operating systems
Netcat is known to work on Linux.
|Latest release||1.10 [2011-06-12]|
|Last updated||Sept. 17, 2017|