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    Just Joined! Darkade's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    Puebla, Mexico

    Using NetCat to transfer files

    Hello, I'm trying to use NetCat to transfer some files in my local network. The thing is that netcat seems not being opening ports. I mean when I

    $ nc -l 3333
    in my computer netcat seems to be listening to port 3333. But when from another computer I do

    $ nc this_machine's_ip 3333
    I get some conection refused error, saying that the port ain't available.

    (UNKNOWN) [this_machine's_ip] 3333 (?) : Connection refused

    The ip is right since when I ping it it says the machine was found. I've also try to 'port forward' port 3333 to this machine but that wouldn't work neither.

    So, how can I make nc listen on that port? or is it that such port is blocked? or am I using nc in the wrong way?

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    Linux Newbie athlon_crazy's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    try using nc with -p option

    nc ipaddress -p 3333

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