Sharing file through http 80 port

nc -v -l 80 < file.ext
From the other machine open a web navigator and go to ip from the machine who launch netcat, http://ip-address/ If you have some web server listening at 80 port then you would need stop them or select another port before launch net cat ;-) * You need netcat tool installed

By: moz667
2009-02-17 14:39:52

What Others Think

that's cute!
berta · 657 weeks and 1 day ago
nice, better if it responds more quickly once it receives the request with -q: nc -q 1 -w 5 -v -l -p 80 < file.ext
rgiar · 652 weeks and 3 days ago
the version i'm using in ubuntu, netcat-openbsd vs 1.89-3ubuntu2 usage is: nc -w 5 -v -l 80 < file.ext the port previously supplied after -p is now just implied after -l
dan77l · 566 weeks and 4 days ago
And actually, any timeouts specified are just ignored. So, even simpler: nc -v -l 80 < file.ext
ricardofcf · 565 weeks and 3 days ago
Thanks for the comments, updated with these
moz667 · 565 weeks and 2 days ago
My one condition is kitchen remodeling dayton ohio
tillyracker · 13 weeks and 2 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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