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    Setting up port redirects in Linux with ncat

    Date 17 Sep 2020
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Ncat Redirect

    Ncat is essential for Linux network debugging and troubleshooting, and this powerful tool delivers a "useful, but potentially dangerous, option for creating a port redirection link". Learn how to set up port redirects with ncat in this tutorial.


    As you know from my previous two articles, Linux troubleshooting: Setting up a TCP listener with ncat and The ncat command is a problematic security tool for Linux sysadminsnetcat is a command that is both your best friend and your worst enemy. And this article further perpetuates this fact with a look into how ncat delivers a useful, but potentially dangerous, option for creating a port redirection link. I show you how to set up a port or site forwarding link so that you can perform maintenance on a site while still serving customers.

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