netcat - Reads and writes data across network connections using TCP or UDP

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename netcat-4.0.20100725-alt1.i586.rpm
Package name netcat
Package version 4.0.20100725
Package release alt1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Networking/Other
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 26.30 KB
Installed size 26.30 KB
This package contains netcat, a simple utility for reading and writing
data across network connections, using the TCP or UDP protocols.
netcat is intended to be a reliable back-end tool which can be used
directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.  netcat is
also a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since
it can create many different connections and has many built-in
There are three well-known netcat implementations, see here for
details: This package contains
OpenBSD utility with improvements from Openwall project.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netcat-4.0.20100725-alt1.x86_64.rpm 4.0.20100725 x86_64 Classic
netcat - - -


Name Value
/lib/ - - - - - - - -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -
rpmlib(SetVersions) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
nc -
netcat = 4.0.20100725-alt1


Name Value
nedit < 5.5-alt3


Name Value
nc -


Type URL
Binary Package netcat-4.0.20100725-alt1.i586.rpm
Source Package netcat-4.0.20100725-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install netcat rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install netcat




2010-12-09 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.0.20100725-alt1
- Updated to 20100725 snapshot.
- Imported a POLLHUP detection patch by Jan Zeleny (closes: #24657).
2010-07-02 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.0.20100420-alt1
- Updated to 20100420 snapshot (closes: #23214).
- Added /usr/bin/nc symlink.
2008-07-09 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.0.20061122-alt2
- Added proxy password support (Closes: ALT#16312).
- Fixed compilation warnings (Closes: ALT#16312).

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