Tag Archives: netcat

Udp telnet with netcat

By | October 26, 2012

The standard telnet utilities that ship with linux or windows allow to telnet to services running on TCP ports. They do not support udp ports. However the utility netcat can be used for working with udp ports in a very similar manner to default telnet utility. The telnet utility works like this $ telnet localhost… Read More »

Check port forwarding with netcat

By | May 9, 2013

Port forwarding is a configuration in the router of a LAN such that any connections to a specific port number on the public/wan ip of the router may be forwarded to a specific machine/ip inside the LAN. Most routers allow configuration options to set port forwarding. After setting up port forwarding its necessary to check… Read More »