SSH between computers on LAN

Brian ad44 at
Sat Jan 24 18:35:23 UTC 2009

On Sat 24 Jan 2009 at 12:31:00 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Of course not - I just couldn't figure out why you would combine ssh with 
> netcat, instead of just using ssh.  It turns out the page you cited only 
> partially loaded on my machine.  As near as I can tell, its example of 
> combining nc and ssh is practically identical to scp - which is a lot more 
> obvious.  I guess the author's first line, about under-estimating netcat, 
> goes for me too :-)

I find netcat useful for transfering files to a remote location when
encryption is not needed. It saves having to run an ftp or web server.

Having never given much thought to nc+ssh versus scp, I do not think I
am up to promoting its use over scp. I suppose it has whatever
advantages are give by ssh tunnelling and nc's ability (as the man page
puts it) to shovel tcp and udp data about. 

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