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multipurpose relay for bidirectional data transfer

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Socat (for SOcket CAT) establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them. Data channels may be files, pipes, devices (terminal or modem, etc.), or sockets (Unix, IPv4, IPv6, raw, UDP, TCP, SSL). It provides forking, logging and tracing, different modes for interprocess communication and many more options.

It can be used, for example, as a TCP relay (one-shot or daemon), as an external socksifier, as a shell interface to Unix sockets, as an IPv6 relay, as a netcat and rinetd replacement, to redirect TCP-oriented programs to a serial line, or to establish a relatively secure environment (su and chroot) for running client or server shell scripts inside network connections. Socat supports sctp as of 1.7.0.

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Package version:1.7.1.3-1.4
Architecture:amd64
Distribution:Debian
Filename:socat_1.7.1.3-1.4_amd64.deb

/usr/share/doc/socat/README.Debian

The Debian version of SoCat differs from the upstream when handling long address
names for UNIX sockets. Instead of truncating the pathname and continuing, it will
instead produce an error message and stop. 

 -- Chris Taylor <ctaylor@debian.org>  Mon, 15 Mar 2010 23:29:08 +0000

/usr/share/doc/socat/README.FIPS

David Acker has patched socat to add OpenSSL FIPS.
See http://oss-institute.org/fips-faq.html and
http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS4742716157.html for more information.

The patch that is integrated into socat 1.5 does the following:

Add support for LDFLAGS in Makefile.  LDFLAGS can be specified on the
configure command line and then will be carried over into the make.

Add fips support.  Requires
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/usr/share/doc/socat/README.gz

about
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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 m
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/usr/share/doc/socat/NEWS.Debian.gz

socat (1.7.1.3-1.3) unstable; urgency=low

  Readline support has been disabled for license reason: 
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/usr/share/doc/socat/FAQ

Q: What is the clue of socat?

A: socat probably doesn't have any clue. It is more an attempt to sm
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/usr/share/man/man1/socat.1.gz

socat(1)                                                    socat(1)



NAME
       socat - Multipur
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/usr/share/doc/socat/changelog.Debian.gz

socat (1.7.1.3-1.4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload for release goal
  * Update deb
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/usr/share/doc/socat/changelog.gz

####################### V 1.7.1.3:

security:
	fixed a stack overflow vulnerability that occurred w
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