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The simplest way to transport information over a network

Terminal - The simplest way to transport information over a network
(on destination machine) nc -l 1234 > whatever; (on source machine) nc destination 1234 < whatever;
2009-02-05 21:35:08
User: jonty
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The simplest way to transport information over a network

Einstein's razor: As simple as possible, but not simpler.

On the destination machine netcat listens on any port (1234 in the example) and sends anything it receives into a file or pipe. On the source machine a separate netcat takes input from a file or pipe and sends it over the network to the listener.

This is great between machines on a LAN where you don't care about authentication, encryption, or compression and I would recommend it for being simpler than anything else in this situation. Over the internet you should use something with better security.

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