I am doing some trouble shooting on an application that listens on tcp 443. This particular application talks via SSL. I wanted to connect to it with netcat. Is this possible?
Note: I'm not asking if netcat can encrypt its traffic.
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netcat doesn't support SSL. You can still use it to test whether you can establish a TCP connection, but not much more. Aside from the already suggested
openssl s_client, you can use
ncat (from nmap) or
ncat is very similar in usage to
socat has a different syntax and is much more powerful, but should be able to do the same job.