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Tool and Usage

Shootback is a tool create a reverse TCP tunnel. This may help with penetration testing to circumvent network traffic firewalls.

Why this tool?

Tools like these can be used for good and evil. Normally you would use a tool like shootback to circumvent the policy of a firewall that filters incoming traffic. By setting up the connecting in the reverse direction, the firewall may allow this traffic stream.

Usage and audience

shootback is commonly used for penetration testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - Full name of author is unknown


Supported operating systems

Shootback is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest releasev1-final [2016-07-03]

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This tool is categorized as a reverse tunnel tool.

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