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Re: Netcat VS 'real' clients
From: Michael Boman <michael.boman () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 08:29:17 +0800
On 8/24/05, Ishay <ishaybs () gmail com> 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.
As long as you send the same data the client you emulate does there is
no difference between using netcat vs. real client. One thing though,
if someone analyze the traffic they will see that something is amiss
as with telnet/netcat you send character by character, while normal
clients send it line-by-line.
I am actually not quite sure what you are really asking for, I get a
feeling that there is a bigger question behind this one..
A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
Q: Why do I not get an answer to my question(s)?
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?