Project info for ncp

Share This Created 13 May 2000 at 21:01 UTC by Fefe.


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ncp simply runs tar over a TCP socket, so it basically is a quick hack to copy files over TCP between hosts and accounts. No encryption or authentication, this is for quick LAN use.

npush and npoll (same binary as ncp, argv[0] decides) do the same but the connection initiator downloads the files, not sends them. Also, npush will send periodic link-local UDP multicast announcements (or broadcast if no multicast is available) so that npoll can autodetect the sending host.

npush and npoll can also be used as network pipe when no file names are given to npush.

(Shameless plug: this is surprisingly useful. Much more so than it sounds)

License: free software

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