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I use netcat to chat in LAN.

PC1 listen port 8080

$ nc -l -p 8080

PC2 connect to PC1:8080

$ nc 192.168.10.1 8080

Unfortunately, this is not secure. Anyone sniffing packets can intercept my messages.
How can I chat securely?

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You should use socat instead.

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great tool. Thanks. –  kev Jan 8 '12 at 15:36
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SSH would be an easy way. SSH to the machine then use netcat

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