cryptcat - Standard netcat enhanced with twofish encryption

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package filename cryptcat-1.2.1,1.txz
Package name cryptcat
Package version 1.2.1,1
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Category net
License -
Download size 430.83 KB
Installed size 1.21 MB
Cryptcat is the standard netcat enhanced with twofish encryption.
Twofish is courtesy of counterpane, and cryptix. We started with the
Java version of twofish from cryptix, converted it to C++ (don't ask why),
and enhanced it by adding CBC mode and the ciphertext stealing technique
from Applied Cryptography (pg. 196)
How do you use it?
Machine A: cryptcat -l -p 1234 < testfile
Machine B: cryptcat <machine A IP> 1234
This is identical to the normal netcat options for doing exactly the
same thing.  However, in this case the data transferred is encrypted.
For more information about netcat see net/netcat port.
- DOCS: on
===>   NOTICE:
The cryptcat port currently does not have a maintainer. As a result, it is
more likely to have unresolved issues, not be up-to-date, or even be removed in
the future. To volunteer to maintain this port, please create an issue at:
More information about port maintainership is available at:


Package Version Architecture Repository
cryptcat-1.2.1,1.txz 1.2.1,1 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
cryptcat-1.2.1,1.txz 1.2.1,1 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
cryptcat-1.2.1,1.txz 1.2.1,1 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
cryptcat - - -


Type URL
Binary Package cryptcat-1.2.1,1.txz
Source Package net/cryptcat

Install Howto

Install cryptcat txz package:

# pkg install cryptcat

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