Welcome to the official GNU Netcat project homepage
The GNU Netcat project

Latest News

Released major Netcat version 0.6.0
Posted by: themnemonic -- 2002-08-22 23:47

A new major Netcat version has been released after the summer vacations (Yes, I enjoyed them).
This new version introduces many improvements that should be tested a lot. Check out the Release Notes for more information.
Also the website has been updated with a new download page.

New homepage
Posted by: themnemonic -- 2002-06-12 10:30

The previous homepage was really too sad, that's why it had a very short life.
I've been rewriting this site with a different idea in mind. Now it should be good-looking enough to stick at it for some time.
Check it out. Your opinions are welcome in this news' forum.

Netcat has now an official home page
Posted by: themnemonic -- 2002-06-09 06:02

I finally wrote a first home page as a reference for all the GNU Netcat users.
You can find the homepage at the following URL:
It's a pretty simple home page but it is useful to easily keep track of the latest releases.

If you want to contribute some web design graphics or HTML code please contact me.

GNU Netcat has entered the beta phase
Posted by: themnemonic -- 2002-05-15 14:22

Since version 0.4, The GNU Netcat is labeled as beta software, with improved features and stability.
Download and test a lot, and please use the Sourceforge's tools for bug reporting and features requests instead of mailing directly to me (this allows a better bug tracking policy).

GNU netcat 0.3 development started
Posted by: themnemonic -- 2002-05-02 14:17

The heavy development for netcat 0.3 started today and will take some time to be finished as the core of the project needs to be fully rewritten.
Until next release, CVS will contain high development code and may not work or even compile! I suggest to use the latest alpha release instead.

Giovanni Giacobbi
E-Mail: My email address
This page was last updated on January, 15th 2004

Main Menu

Project Summary
Report bugs
Browse SVN Repository

Show this page's source

Releases Status

Current Version:
Netcat 0.7.1

Released on:
11 Jan 2004

Supporters of Netcat

Network Administration Tools