Send data securly over the net.

cat /etc/passwd | openssl aes-256-cbc -a -e -pass pass:password | netcat -l -p 8080
Using OpenSSL we can encrypt any input we wish and then use Netcat to create a socket which can be connected to from an externally source (even using a Web Browser)

By: flip387
2009-09-04 20:04:24

What Others Think

How is this different from using SSH?
inkel · 629 weeks and 1 day ago
I can see how this differs from ssh/scp, but I don't see the use of it. If I wanted to serve up encrypted files, I'd just scp the file to a webserver. If I didn't have access to a webserver, I'd use rsync in daemon mode. (Rsync is a wonderful, wonderful command.) Still, this is a nice example of using netcat's -l option to make it a quick and dirty server.
hackerb9 · 628 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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