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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 unencrypted.


       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

              Show summary of options.

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


       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 Debian.