[OT?] Tying a socket to stdin/stdout w/dup2() ?

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Nov 7 09:36:12 PST 2003

On Nov 7, 2003, at 12:19 PM, Chris Pressey wrote:
> I've got a C program that opens a TCP/IP socket and makes a client
> connection.  What I'd like to do is to 'tie' the socket to this
> program's standard I/O, so that anything that is fed into this 
> program's
> stdin, is immediately sent to the socket, and anything that appears on
> the socket, is immediately sent out this program's stdout.  (The end
> effect being a sort of pathologically simple version of what telnet,
> (or inetd or ucspi-tcp) does.)

Take a look at netcat, from /usr/ports/net/netcat.


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list