Some handy cryptography/networking tools
August 19, 2008
Here’s a list of some nifty cryptography/networking tools Kiel’s pointed out lately:
- socat — multipurpose relay; think netcat gone wild—we used this recently to tunnel UDP DNS queries over ssh
- cryptcat — netcat with twofish encryption (the Debian package adds a man page)
- rsyncrypto — partial transfer-friendly encryption (modified CBC for smaller change windows similar to gzip; less secure than regular CBC)
And a pretty unrelated but useful Red Hat Magazine article on the new yum-security plugin.