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Re: Netcat VS 'real' clients
From: Patrick van Zweden <patrick () vanzweden org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 22:24:39 +0200

Ishay wrote:
I wonder if using netcat is simulating the Http,Imap,Pop3,Ftp,SMTP as
the real clients does?
For e.g. pentest for pop3 with netcat VS outlook.

I guess it is the same as the real client. There is no need for a options handshake (as is with for example a telnet connection) so a plain connect like netcat does is the same a client does.

And if you input the commands for example pop3 according to the specs in the rfc any normal client which is standards compliant will be simulated by your behaviour.


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