[ITP] socat

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epamail.epa.gov
Tue Sep 8 18:38:00 GMT 2009

I want to package and maintain socat for Cygwin (1.7).  socat is netcat
grown up.  It will transfer data bidirectionally between just about any two
endpoints you can think of.

Home page:            http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/
License:              GPL
Debian package page:  http://packages.debian.org/stable/socat

Please review, and if the package is found suitable, upload.


wget \
 http://home.comcast.net/~andrex2/cygwin/socat/setup.hint \
 http://home.comcast.net/~andrex2/cygwin/socat/socat- \

sdesc: "Bidirectional data transfer relay"
ldesc: "socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two
independent data channels. Each of these data channels may be a file,
pipe, device (serial line etc. or a pseudo terminal), a socket (UNIX,
IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), an SSL socket, proxy CONNECT connection, a
file descriptor (stdin etc.), the GNU line editor (readline), a
program, or a combination of two of these. These modes include
generation of 'listening' sockets, named pipes, and pseudo terminals.
socat can be used, e.g., as TCP port forwarder (one-shot or daemon),
as an external socksifier, for attacking weak firewalls, as a shell
interface to UNIX sockets, IP6 relay, for redirecting TCP oriented
programs to a serial line, to logically connect serial lines on
different computers, or to establish a relatively secure environment
(su and chroot) for running client or server shell scripts with
network connections."
category: Net Utils
requires: libreadline7 libwrap0 openssl

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