ncat - NMAP netcat reimplementation

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename ncat_7.70+dfsg1-6_amd64.deb
Package name ncat
Package version 7.70+dfsg1
Package release 6
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net
License -
Maintainer Debian Security Tools <>
Download size 363.29 KB
Installed size 517.00 KB
ncat is a reimplementation of Netcat by the NMAP project, providing
most of the features present in the original implementations, along
with some new features such as IPv6 and SSL support. Port scanning
support has been removed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ncat_7.70+dfsg1-6_i386.deb 7.70+dfsg1 i386 Debian Main
ncat - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
liblua5.3-0 -
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libssl1.1 >= 1.1.0


Name Value
nmap << 7.70+dfsg1-2~


Type URL
Binary Package ncat_7.70+dfsg1-6_amd64.deb
Source Package nmap

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ncat deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ncat




2018-12-12 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload
* Drop 0004-library-versions.patch, it has been fixed differently
by upstream, and it is now breaking Ubuntu builds.
2018-10-31 - Samuel Henrique <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/control: zenmap: move polkit from Depends to Recommends, note
that the desktop entry of zenmap as root won't work without polkit
(closes: #912452)
2018-10-31 - Samuel Henrique <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Samuel Henrique ]
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1
* Update my email to
* d/p/0005: remove ncat's manpage self-reference (closes: #765999)
* d/control: better ndiff extended description
* lintian-overrides:
- ndiff: add description lintian (as nmap and zenmap does)
- nmap: add false positive lintians
- nmap-common: add two overrides for READMEs
- zenmap: add override for pkexec
[ Christian Ehrhardt ]
* Fix "zenmap as root" using polkit instead of menu
(closes: #890728) (LP: #1263311)
2018-04-09 - Hilko Bengen <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Make ncat Architecture: any
* Fix ncat description
2018-04-08 - Hilko Bengen <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Samuel Henrique ]
* Bump DH to 11
* d/copyright: update debian/* entry
[ Hilko Bengen ]
* Ship ncat as separate package, provide nc alternative
(Closes: #881639, #560377)
2018-03-27 - Hilko Bengen <>
nmap (7.70+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Lukas Schwaighofer ]
* Leave embedded copy of libssh2 in the source package to ease packaging for
Ubuntu (which requires the embedded copy).
- Update debian/copyright with the libssh2 copyright details.
* Update debian/rules to use the included libssh2 copy when builing for
Ubuntu and its derivates.
[ Samuel Henrique ]
* d/[control|watch]: update upstream homepage to https
[ Raphaƫl Hertzog ]
* Update team maintainer address to Debian Security Tools
* Update Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser for the move to
[ Hilko Bengen ]
* New upstream version 7.70+dfsg1
* Bump Standards-Version
* nmap: Suggest ndiff, instead of recommending it (Closes: #885871)
* Update patches
2017-09-27 - Hilko Bengen <>
nmap (7.60+dfsg2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Repack source: Remove *.class files
* Include *.class (for jdwp-exec.nse), nmap_service.exe (for
smb-psexec.nse), built from source
2017-09-18 - Lukas Schwaighofer <>
nmap (7.60+dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Add new patch (0006-move-manual-defines.patch) which moves manually added
defines from (where they are overwritten by dh-autoreconf) to
a proper location.  Fixes FTBFS on kfreebsd-any architectures.

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