Network File Transfer using Netcat

Netcat can be of great help in trasferring files across network, that too in a really scalable pipeline. For bear minimum usage of file transfer, only tar and netcat utilities are required. I tried different options and found the following superset pipeline. sender:$ tar cf – some_directory | gzip -9 | \ pv | gpgContinue reading “Network File Transfer using Netcat”

Network throughput measurement using netcat

There are many network throughtput and performance measurement tools available. One of the most widely used one is “iperf”. But, I found “netcat” to be a very versatile and fantastic tool to do the same. The only “extra” requirement is to have shell access to both sides, so that netcat could be used. First installContinue reading “Network throughput measurement using netcat”