netcat -ul -p2115 fails with a usage statement. What am I doing wrong?
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To quote the
nc man page:
-lUsed to specify that nc should listen for an incoming connection rather than initiate a connection to a remote host. It is an error to use this option in conjunction with the -p, -s, or -z options. Additionally, any timeouts specified with the -w option are ignored.
The key here is that
-p cannot be combined with the
-l flag. When using the
-l flag, any ports specified in the positional arguments are used. So instead, you could use the following:
netcat -ul 2115
-p is be wrong. This will work on Redhat and Debian based distros:
nc -u -l 2115
For some reason, Andrew's solution didn't work for me. With further research, I learned that we need to add -p flag when working locally. So the following command worked for me.
nc -ulp 2115