Socat Stuff

Socat is a multi-purpose relay tool. It is a great tool for troubleshooting networking issues and can also be used to create on-the-fly networking connections, including TCP, UDP and SSL.

There are two areas of interest for me regarding Socat:

Socat on Cygwin/Windows

An initial port of Socat to Cygwin/Windows is easily made:


Precompiled binaries of the above step are available: The "standard" version of socat is included in Cygwin.
The folks at gentilkiwi are also hosting Windows ports of Socat:

(old link: )


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