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Socat is a command-line based utility that establishes two bidirectional byte streams and transfers data between them.
Objective: Learn socat tool by doing the following activities:
Use socat to listen on TCP port 4000 of the localhost. Open a new tab and use socat to connect to the listening instance.
Use socat to listen on UDP port 4000 of the localhost. Open a new tab and use socat to connect to the listening instance.
Use socat to listen on TCP port 4000 of the localhost. Open a new tab and use socat to connect to the listening instance. Protect the communication using SSL/TLS.
Use socat to listen on port 4000 of the localhost and provide bash access to any session connecting to it. Open a new tab and use socat to connect to the listening instance.
Use socat to listen on a UNIX socket. Open a new tab and use socat to connect to the listening instance.
SSH service is running on one of the remote target machines. Use socat to create a tunnel from local port 8000 to this remote SSH service. The SSH credentials are given below:
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- Your machine has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.Z. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
- The target server should be located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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