netcat - TCP/IP swiss army knife -- transitional package

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename netcat_1.10-41.1_all.deb
Package name netcat
Package version 1.10
Package release 41.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::commandline net network::client protocol::ip protocol::tcp protocol::udp role::program scope::utility use::downloading use::transmission
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ruben Molina <>
Download size 8.82 KB
Installed size 16.00 KB
This is a "dummy" package that depends on lenny's default version of
netcat, to ease upgrades. It may be safely removed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netcat_1.10-41.1_all.deb 1.10 all Debian Main
netcat - - -


Name Value
netcat-traditional >= 1.10-39


Type URL
Binary Package netcat_1.10-41.1_all.deb
Source Package netcat

Install Howto

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




2017-04-13 - Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <>
netcat (1.10-41.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo ]
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Helmut Grohne ]
* Fix FTCBFS: pass CC to Makefile and strip using dh_strip. (Closes: #794026)
* Unhide build flags in build log.
2014-09-11 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
netcat (1.10-41) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add -C parameter to support CRLF line-ending.
Add 545579-send-crlf.patch.
Patch by Róbert Koszorús.
Closes: #545579.
LP: #425892.
* Standards version is 3.9.5.
* Section of binary package netcat is oldlibs.
* Build-Depend on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1~).
Don't build-depend on quilt.
* Fix the lintian error below.
E: netcat-traditional: statically-linked-binary bin/nc.traditional
Add no-static.patch.
* Use default compression for binary packages.
* Refresh patches.
2012-06-12 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
netcat (1.10-40) unstable; urgency=low
* Standards version is 3.9.3
* DH compatibility level is 9
* Enable hardened build flags
Patches by Moritz Muehlenhoff
Add 655881-Makefile-LDFLAGS.patch
Add 655881-netcat.c.format.patch
Closes: #655881
2011-02-11 - Ruben Molina <>
netcat (1.10-39) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ruben Molina ]
* New Maintainer, New Uploaders (RFA on debian-devel).
* Bump Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (Adding Homepage field)
* Raise dh compat to >= 8.0.0
* Adding ${misc:Depends}
* Now using dh_prep instead of dh_clean -k.
* Move nc.1 to debian/man and clean patches that used to change it. 
* Now using 3.0 (quilt) format.
[ Anibal Monsalve Salazar ]
* Fix maintainer-script-without-set-e
2008-06-19 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-38) unstable; urgency=low
* Move nc.1 from debian/ to top level directory, so that debian/ is not
a self-referential patch. This will allow the package to trivially be
converted to 3.0 (quilt) format. Thanks to Raphael Hertzog for pointing
this out. (Closes: #485178)
* Clarify documentation for -q.
2008-02-25 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-37) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix update-alternatives --remove invocation (Closes: #467505)
2008-01-30 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-36) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename binary package from "netcat-base" to "netcat-traditional", per
request of ftp-master.
2008-01-22 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-35) unstable; urgency=low
* Netcat has been split into netcat-traditional (built by this package),
and netcat-openbsd (a rewritten implementation). The command and man
page will be managed by the alternatives system. This package generates
a transitional "netcat" package that will depend on netcat-traditional.
2008-01-20 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-34) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename TOS option from -x to -T. This is painful, but it was never a
standard option, and will be needed for command-line compatibility with
other implementations of netcat. Forcing them to rename -x is not
* Don't return EXIT_FAILURE from -h, and include debian revision number
in its output. (Closes: #457171)
* Include portability fix for Darwin. (Closes: #457172)
* Don't give select more nfds than necessary. (Closes: #457173)
* Reformat all the patch headers.
* Include note about the use of http_proxy in examples/webproxy. (Closes:
* Edit EXAMPLES pointer in man page, and add an examples section to
README.Debian. (Closes: #450676)
2007-03-29 - Decklin Foster <>
netcat (1.10-33) unstable; urgency=low
* Cleaned up sh-c.patch, removing duplicated code and fixing -c behavior for
outgoing connections (Closes: #365632)
* Don't redirect stderr to the network (Closes: #365626)

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