CentOS 6 Install netcat

Netcat is one utility in NMap toolset, it maybe named as nc, ncat or netcat on different Linux distributions. (It’s ncat on CentOS 6).

On CentOS 6 netcat is not installed by default, to install it we can run following command


Then run following command to check netcat is installed correctly


  • karatedog

    ncat is not the same as netcat (although the same familiy of tools):

    – ncat – Concatenate and redirect sockets
    – nc — arbitrary TCP and UDP connections and listens