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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: nc6-1.0-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 21:45:31 +0200
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: nc6-1.0-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
I've just uploaded a new package called nc6-1.0-1.
nc6 (aka "netcat6") is a clone of the original netcat utility. From the
Netcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data across
network connections. 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 built-in capabilities.
Netcat, or "nc" as the actual program is named, should have been
supplied long ago as another one of those cryptic but standard Unix
Netcat6 is a total rewrite of netcat, with several advantages:
It fully supports IPv6.
It is far more efficient, utilizing flexible buffering and minimal
(or no) data copying or analysis.
The source is well structured, documented and very easy to follow.
One of the main objectives of netcat6 is to produce an excellent
example of AF independant networking and efficient data transfer.
The code has minimal dependancy on the address family or protocol
type and can be trivially extended to talk many layer 3 protocols.
Greatly improved configuration and platform indipendence.
Can support servers or clients that use TCP half-close.
Some features of the original netcat are not present in netcat6, either
because they haven't yet been implemented or because there exists better
tools for the job. See the TODO file included in the netcat6 package for
nc6 builds on Cygwin out of the box. For more information see the
project homepage: http://www.deepspace6.net/projects/netcat6.html
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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