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#1 Crumbs



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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:10 AM

Hi all,

I'm doing some research, and I was playing around with netcat but I can't seem to get something.

I tried this command on a WinXP (I'm using two VMs running XP, and playing around with the connection between them):

nc -l -p 80 -e "c:\notepad.exe"
(I copied notepad.exe to c:\ folder)

But what happens is simply that netcat closes and does nothing. It does connect, because if I leave the command without the "-e" parameter like this:

nc -l -p 80

It does show me an output. But when I add the "-e" and any program (I tried cmd, and others) - nothing will execute, and netcat simply shuts down.

Any ideas?

#2 Juno



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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

Sorry, can't explain that behavior myself. I'd recommend some basic stuff, like checking firewalls, AV turned off (or exception made for NC), but honestly I haven't needed to use NC for years. I don't know what your exact needs are, but you might also want to check psexec out:


Hope that helps!

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