#TIL : Using netcat as tiny TCP debug tool

Oct 7, 2017 4 mins read

Using netcat as tiny TCP debug tool

You can use netcat or nc as a debugging TCP tool. It can be a TCP sender and receiver with a short session (auto close when connection is closed)

Examples :

Scan ports

$ nc -zv 127.0.0.1 20-80

Check redis status

$ echo 'info' | nc 127.0.0.1 6379

Retrieve http response

$ printf "GET /xinchao HTTP/1.1\r\n\r\n" | nc 127.0.0.1 8000 | tee xinchao.txt

Change to IPv6 : nc -6

Want more ??

$ nc -h
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