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f you are wor­ried about whether Net­cat is soft­ware or a knife, as the head­line states, let me clear your doubts — it is an open source tool that has a lot of func­tion­al­i­ties, just like the Swiss army knife.

Net­cat is an open source UNIX util­ity writ­ten in C. The name Net­cat is de­rived from ‘Net’ (for net­work­ing) and ‘cat’ for con­cate­nat­ing data to a file. So, Net­cat can be de­scribed as a tool for per­form­ing net­work re­lated tasks and stor­ing the out­put of the op­er­a­tions into a file, if re­quired. This tool has been de­vel­oped by some­one who uses the pseu­do­nym Hob­bits. The beauty of the tool is that it can be ei­ther used di­rectly from the ter­mi­nal or be con­trolled by a user writ­ten pro­gram. You can use Net­cat for cre­at­ing a sim­ple chat server, to scan the net­work for open ports, and more. It has the abil­ity to send data pack­ets over the net­work us­ing the TCP and UDP pro­to­cols; how­ever, TCP is used by de­fault. com­mands to an­other com­puter on which Net­cat is run­ning. To in­stall Net­cat, run the fol­low­ing code:

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