New package: nc6-1.0-1

Corinna Vinschen
Mon May 7 19:53:00 GMT 2012

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 README:

  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
more information. 

nc6 builds on Cygwin out of the box.  For more information see the
project homepage:

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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