Nmap 5.00 released
Posted Jul 16, 2009 22:10 UTC (Thu) by fyodor
In reply to: Nmap 5.00 released
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Good question. I have always loved Hobbit's original netcat, but it hasn't been maintained in more than a decade and it is missing modern features. Our Ncat is cross-platform (even us Linux devotees need to use or debug something on Windows or Mac once in a while) and offers things like SSL encryption, IPv6, a neat "connection brokering" feature for connecting machines behind NAT gateways, socks/http proxy (and proxy chaining) support, and many other goodies. We wrote a details Ncat Users' Guide detailing common tasks that are easier with Ncat.
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