Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
Socat is a tool to share data between systems. It can leverage an existing connection, or set up a new channel between two systems. This can be useful to relay traffic, do a quick data transfer, or test other systems. Another option is to use it on the local system to add an encrypted channel.
Usage and audience
socat is commonly used for data encryption or data transfers. Target users for this tool are general public.
- Command line interface
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
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Socat is known to work on Linux and macOS.
- Git clone
- Manual (compilation)
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