Netcat was released in 1996, it is a networking program designed to read and write data across both Transmission Control Protocol and User Datagram Protocol. Netcat is also referred to as “Swiss Army Knife”. Netcat’s functionality is helpful as both a standalone program and a back-end tool in a wide range of applications. Netcat can be used for port scanning, transferring files, banner grabbing, port listening, redirection and more.

The goal of this blog is to provide you with a basic understanding of Netcat