A lightweight version netcat extended with twofish encryption
Cryptcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data across
network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol while encrypting the
data being transmitted.
It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly
or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a
feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create
almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting
cryptcat for Debian
Package compiled without ``-DGAPING_SECURITY_HOLE'', so that it will not
run as an alternative to inetd. This should remedy CERT advisory 165099.
While it doesn't fix the problem, it removes the -e switch. For more
information please refer to http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/165099
Furthermore this package is linked dynamically in contrast to the advice
Thanks for downloading cryptcat!
cryptcat = netcat + encryption
Cryptcat is the standard netcat enhanced with twofish encryption.
netcat was origianally written by the l0pht (hobbit and weld pond).
The portion of the code written by farm9 is being released as Open Source.
Note that the L0pht has information on their copyrights covering netcat. See the
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Netcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data ====v====
across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. \ W /
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be used directly or easily driven by other programs and / ___ \ /
scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network / /
cryptcat(1) Cryptcat cryptcat(1)
cryptcat - twofi
cryptcat (20031202-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed "-s" in original Makefile to accomodate
Here is sort of an edit history for netcat, in forward cron order.
950915 or so
This package was debianized by Lars Bahner <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:58:38 +0200.
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