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Package: socat (1.7.1.0-1) [universe]

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Thomas Seyrat

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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multipurpose relay for bidirectional data transfer

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.

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  • dep: libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8f-5)
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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 366.4 kB960.0 kB [list of files]
i386 359.4 kB944.0 kB [list of files]