NetChat 0.01

NetChat is a very versatile tool for layer 5 protocols.
NetChat is a combination of NetCat and ppp's "chat", put on steroids for high performance. It is meant as a network exercise tool.

Using simple "say this, expect this reply" scripts, NetChat can be made to easilly speak most text-based protocols (such as SMTP, HTTP, POP3 etc.), and many binary protocols, very easilly.

In addition to the above, NetChat is built to perform a large number of concurrent connections. This makes NetChat an ideal network protocol stress-test tool.

Current code is limited to client only and simple send/receive matching. Future extensions will include the ability to work in listen mode, as well as use random elements in the replies and requests.

last updated on:
April 13th, 2005, 15:44 GMT
developed by:
Shachar Shemesh
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Programming \ Quality Assurance and Testing


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