Tool and Usage
The socat tool allows bi-directional data transfer between two independent data channels. This includes a file, pipe, device, socket, proxy connection, etc.
Why this tool?
This tool can be used to share data between systems. It can leverage an existing connection, or set up a new channel between two systems or on the system itself. This can be useful to relay traffic, do a quick data transfer, or test other systems.
Usage and audience
This tool is categorized as a data transfer tool.
socat is commonly used for data transfers. Target users for this tool are general public.
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Author and Maintainers
Socat is under development by Gerhard Rieger.
Support operating systems
Socat is known to work on Linux and macOS.