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       cryptcat - twofish encryption enabled version of nc(1)


       cryptcat -k secret [-options] hostname port[s] [ports]
       cryptcat -k secret -l -p port [-options] [hostname] [port]


       This  manual  page documents briefly the cryptcat command.  This manual
       page was written for the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution  because  the
       original  program  does  not  have a manual page. It only documents the
       features specific to cryptcat and not the features that  are  described
       at length in the manpage for nc(1).
       If  you do not know nc then the chances are you won’t have much use for
       this manpage.

       cryptcat can act as a tcp or udp client or server -  connecting  to  or
       listening  on  a  socket,  while otherwise working as the standard Unix
       command cat(1).

       cryptcat takes a password as a salt to encrypt the data being sent over
       the  connection.  Without a specified password cryptcat will default to
       the hardcoded password  ‘‘metallica’’.  Needless  to  say,  failure  to
       specify   a   different  password  makes  the  connection  as  good  as


       This programs does not follow the usual GNU command line  syntax,  with
       long  options starting with two dashes (‘-’).  A summary of the options
       specific to cryptcat is included below.

              Show summary of options.

       -k secret password
              Change the shared secret password to  be  used  to  establish  a


       This  version  of cryptcat does not support the -e command command line
       option available in some versions of nc.


       nc(1), cat(1).


       The original netcat was written by

       cryptcat is the work of farm9 <> with the help of Dan  F,
       Jeff Nathan, Matt W, Frank Knobbe, Dragos, Bill Weiss, Jimmy.

       This  manual  page  was  written by Lars Bahner <> for