The net-misc category contains various miscellaneous networking tools and utilities.

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adjtimex display or set the kernel time variables
aget multithreaded HTTP download accelerator
aggregate Take a list of prefixes and perform two optimisations to reduce the length of the prefix list
aggregate-flim aggregate is a tool for aggregating CIDR networks
apt-cacher-ng Yet another caching HTTP proxy for Debian/Ubuntu software packages
aria2 A download utility with segmented downloading with BitTorrent support
arm A ncurses-based status monitor for Tor relays
arpd ARP server which claims all unassigned addresses (for network monitoring or simulation)
arpsponge Sweeps up stray ARP queries from a peering LAN
asterisk Asterisk: A Modular Open Source PBX System
asterisk-core-sounds Core sounds for asterisk
asterisk-extra-sounds Extra sounds for asterisk
asterisk-g729 G.729 codec and supporting files for asterisk
asterisk-moh-opsound asterisk moh music
asterisk-rate_engine Asterisk application for least-cost routing
astmanproxy Proxy for the Asterisk manager interface
autossh Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels
autoupnp Automatic open port forwarder using UPnP
axel Light Unix download accelerator
balance TCP Load Balancing Port Forwarder
batctl BATMAN advanced control and management tool
batman-adv Better approach to mobile Ad-Hoc networking on layer 2 kernel module
bfgminer Modular Bitcoin ASIC/FPGA/GPU/CPU miner in C
bgpq3 Generate access-lists for Cisco/Juniper routers, successor of bgpq
bird A routing daemon implementing OSPF, RIPv2 & BGP for IPv4 or IPv6
blinkperl blinkperl is a telnet server, which plays BlinkenLight movies
bopm Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor
bridge-utils Tools for configuring the Linux kernel 802.1d Ethernet Bridge
bsdwhois FreeBSD Whois Client
bti A command line twitter/ client
buka Download manga from
bwwhois Perl-based whois client designed to work with the new Shared Registration System
cadaver Command-line WebDAV client
calicoctl CLI to manage Calico network and security policy
capi4hylafax capi4hylafax adds a faxcapi modem to the hylafax enviroment
cbqinit Sets up class-based queue traffic control (QoS) with iproute2
cbugzilla CLI and C api to get data from Bugzilla
cfengine An automated suite of programs for configuring and maintaining Unix-like computers
cgminer Bitcoin CPU/GPU/FPGA/ASIC miner in C
cgterm Connect to C64 telnet BBS's with the correct colours and font
charm A text based livejournal client
chrome-remote-desktop access remote computers via Chrome!
chrony NTP client and server programs
clockspeed A simple Network Time Protocol (NTP) client
clockspeed-conf scripts to setup a clockspeed client and/or a taiclockd server
clusterssh Concurrent Multi-Server Terminal Access
cmst Qt GUI for Connman with system tray icon
cocaine-core Cloud platform, core parts
connect network connection relaying command (proxy)
connman Provides a daemon for managing internet connections
connman-gtk GTK GUI for Connman
connman-ui A full-featured GTK based trayicon UI for ConnMan
csync lightweight file synchronizer utility
curl A Client that groks URLs
dahdi Kernel modules for Digium compatible hardware (formerly known as Zaptel)
dahdi-tools Userspace tools to configure the kernel modules from net-misc/dahdi
datapipe bind a local port and connect it to a remote socket
dcetest dcetest is a clone of the Windows rpcinfo
dhcdrop Effectively suppresses illegal DHCP servers on the LAN
dhcp ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client/server
dhcpcd A fully featured, yet light weight RFC2131 compliant DHCP client
dhcpcd-ui Desktop notification and configuration for dhcpcd
dhcpd-pools ISC dhcpd lease analysis and reporting
dhcping Utility for sending a dhcp request to a dhcp server to see if it is responding
dibbler Portable DHCPv6 implementation (server, client and relay)
directvnc Very thin VNC client for unix framebuffer systems
dleyna-server library for implementing services that allow clients to discover, browse and manipulate DLNA Servers
dnetstats Qt4 network monitor utility
drive Google Drive client for the commandline
dropbear small SSH 2 client/server designed for small memory environments
dropbox Dropbox daemon (pretends to be GUI-less)
dropbox-cli Cli interface for dropbox (python), part of nautilus-dropbox
efax A simple fax program for single-user systems
electrum User friendly Bitcoin client
ethercard-diag low level mii diagnostic tools including mii-diag and etherwake (merge of netdiag/isa-diag)
eventd A small daemon to act on remote or local events
exabgp The BGP swiss army knife of networking
fakeidentd A static, secure identd. One source file only!
fatrat Qt4-based download/upload manager
fmirror FTP mirror utility
freerdp Free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol
gcap Command line tool for downloading Youtube closed captions
geoipupdate performs automatic updates of GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy binary databases
geomyidae A daemon to serve the gopher protocol
gerbera UPnP Media Server (Based on MediaTomb)
getdate Network Date/Time Query and Set Local Date/Time Utility
gnome-online-miners Crawls through your online content
gns3-converter Designed to convert old ini-style GNS3 topologies
gns3-gui Graphical Network Simulator
gns3-server GNS3 server to asynchronously manage emulators
gofish Gofish gopher server
grdesktop Gtk2 frontend for rdesktop
grive An open source Linux client for Google Drive
gsasl The GNU SASL client, server, and library
gsutil command line tool for interacting with cloud storage services
guacamole-server This is the proxy-daemon used by www-apps/guacamole
gupnp-tools Free replacements of Intel UPnP tools that use GUPnP
gvrpcd A program for announcing VLANs using GVRP
gwget GTK2 WGet Frontend
gwhois generic whois
haeredes Confirm delegation of NS and MX records
hashcash Utility to generate hashcash tokens
hath Hath manipulates network blocks in CIDR notation
hlfl High Level Firewall Language
hotot lightweight & open source microblogging client
hsc An HTML preprocessor using ML syntax
htbinit Sets up Hierachical Token Bucket based traffic control (QoS) with iproute2
htpdate Synchronize local workstation with time offered by remote webservers
httpie A CLI, cURL-like tool for humans
httptype Returns the http host software of a website
hylafaxplus Enterprise client-server fax package for class 1 and 2 fax modems
iaxmodem Software modem that uses an IAX channel instead of a traditional phone line
icaclient ICA Client for Citrix Presentation servers
icecast Opensource alternative to shoutcast that supports mp3, ogg and aac streaming
ices Icecast OGG streaming client, supports on the fly re-encoding
ifenslave Attach and detach slave interfaces to a bonding device
igmpproxy Multicast Routing Daemon using only IGMP signalling
ip-sentinel Prevent unauthorized usage of IPs in the local ethernet broadcastdomain by answering ARP-requests
ipcalc IP Calculator prints broadcast/network/etc for an IP address and netmask
iperf A TCP, UDP, and SCTP network bandwidth measurement tool
iprange iprange utility
ipsc IP Subnet Calculator
ipsorcery Ipsorcery allows you to generate IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, and IGMP packets
ipsvd ipsvd is a set of internet protocol service daemons for Unix
iputils Network monitoring tools including ping and ping6
ipv6calc IPv6 address calculator
ipx-utils The IPX Utilities
java-wakeonlan A wakeonlan commandline tool and Java library
jlj A simple console LiveJournal entry system
jrdesktop Java Remote Desktop (jrdesktop) software for viewing and/or controlling a distance PC
jwhois Advanced Internet Whois client capable of recursive queries
kafka-bin A high-throughput distributed messaging system
kafkacat Generic command line non-JVM Apache Kafka producer and consumer
kea High-performance production grade DHCPv4 & DHCPv6 server
keychain Agent manager for OpenSSH,, Sun SSH, and GnuPG
knemo Plasma Network Monitor
knock A simple port-knocking daemon
knutclient Visual client for UPS systems based on kdelibs-4
l7-filter-userspace Userspace utilities for layer 7 iptables QoS
l7-protocols Protocol definitions of l7-filter kernel modules
lambdamoo networked mud that can be used for different types of collaborative software
lanmap lanmap sits quietly on a network and builds a picture of what it sees
lcr Linux Call Router
libss7 Signalling System 7 (SS7) protocol library
libteam Library and tools set for controlling team network device
linux-eoip Linux support for proprietary MIkrotik EoIP protocol
linux-identd A real IDENT daemon for linux
linuxptp The Linux Precision Time Protocol (PTP) implementation
liveice Live Source Client For IceCast
lksctp-tools Tools for Linux Kernel Stream Control Transmission Protocol implementation
lldpd Implementation of IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP)
mediatomb MediaTomb is an open source UPnP MediaServer
megatools Command line tools and C library for accessing Mega cloud storage
memcached High-performance, distributed memory object caching system
mico A freely available and fully compliant implementation of the CORBA standard
midentd ident daemon with masquerading and fake replies support
mikutter Simple, powerful and moeful twitter client
mindterm A Java SSH Client
minidlna DLNA/UPnP-AV compliant media server
minissdpd MiniSSDP Daemon
miniupnpd MiniUPnP IGD Daemon
mobile-broadband-provider-info Database of mobile broadband service providers
modemmanager Modem and mobile broadband management libraries
monmotha MonMotha IPTables-based firewall script
mosh Mobile shell that supports roaming and intelligent local echo
mrouted IP multicast routing daemon
mulk Download agent similar to wget/curl
nat-traverse Traverse NAT gateways with the Use of UDP
ncp utility for copying files in a LAN (npoll, npush)
ndisc6 Recursive DNS Servers discovery Daemon (rdnssd) for IPv6
ndppd Proxies NDP messages between interfaces
nemesis A commandline-based, portable human IP stack for UNIX/Linux
netctl Profile based network connection tool from Arch Linux
netdate utility to synchronize the time with ntp-servers
netfleet Qt4 cross-platform multi-threaded download utility
netifrc Gentoo Network Interface Management Scripts
netkit-bootparamd Netkit - bootparamd
netkit-bootpd Netkit - bootp
netkit-fingerd Netkit - fingerd and finger client
netkit-routed Netkit - routed
netkit-rsh Netkit's Remote Shell Suite: rexec{,d} rlogin{,d} rsh{,d}
netkit-rusers Netkit - rup rpc.rusersd rusers
netkit-rwall Netkit - rwall
netkit-rwho Netkit - ruptime/rwho/rwhod
netkit-talk Netkit - talkd
netkit-telnetd Standard Linux telnet client and server
netkit-timed Netkit - timed
netpipe tool to reliably distribute binary data using UDP broadcasting techniques
netpipes a package to manipulate BSD TCP/IP stream sockets
netprofiles-ims Netprofiles Interface Management System manages network configurations
netsed Small tool for altering forwarded network data in real time
netstat-nat Display NAT connections
networkmanager A set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward
networkmanager-fortisslvpn NetworkManager Fortinet SSLVPN compatible plugin
networkmanager-libreswan NetworkManager libreswan plugin
networkmanager-openconnect NetworkManager OpenConnect plugin
networkmanager-openswan NetworkManager Openswan plugin
networkmanager-openvpn NetworkManager OpenVPN plugin
networkmanager-pptp NetworkManager PPTP plugin
networkmanager-sstp Client for the proprietary Microsoft Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol(SSTP)
networkmanager-vpnc NetworkManager VPNC plugin
nextcloud-client Nextcloud themed desktop client
ng-utils A collection of small tools for accessing netgroup contents
nicstat Network traffic statics utility for Solaris and Linux
npapi-sdk NPAPI headers bundle
ntp Network Time Protocol suite/programs
ntpclient A NTP (RFC-1305) client for unix-alike computers
nx NX compression technology core libraries
nxplayer Client for NoMachine remote servers
ocsync A file synchronizer especially designed for you, the normal user
ofono Open Source mobile telephony (GSM/UMTS) daemon
oidentd Another (RFC1413 compliant) ident daemon
olsrd An implementation of the Optimized Link State Routing protocol
omniORB A robust, high-performance CORBA 2 ORB
openntpd Lightweight NTP server ported from OpenBSD
openr2 An open implementation of the MFC/R2 telephony signaling protocol
openrdate use TCP or UDP to retrieve the current time of another machine
openssh Port of OpenBSD's free SSH release
openssh-blacklist Source files of vuln Debian keys
openvpn-auth-ldap LDAP authentication and authorization plugin for OpenVPN 2.x
openvswitch Production quality, multilayer virtual switch
owncloud-client Synchronize files from ownCloud Server with your computer
packETH Packet generator tool for ethernet
pavuk Web spider and website mirroring tool
pcapfix Repair and fix broken pcap files
pedro Pedro is a subscription/notification communications system
pen TCP Load Balancing Port Forwarder
pimpd RFC1413-compliant identd server supporting masqueraded connections
pipes Very versatile TCP pipes
plowshare Command-line downloader and uploader for file-sharing websites
pmsvn Server's configuration management and monitoring tool
polly twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts
portfwd Port Forwarding Daemon
portspoof return SYN+ACK for every port connection attempt
pps-tools User-space tools for LinuxPPS
proxychains force any tcp connections to flow through a proxy (or proxy chain)
proxytunnel Connect stdin and stdout to a server somewhere on the network, through a standard HTTPS proxy
ps3mediaserver DLNA compliant UPNP server for streaming media to Playstation 3
pssh PSSH provides parallel versions of OpenSSH and related tools
ptpd Precision Time Protocol daemon
puf A download tool for UNIX-like systems
pulseaudio-dlna A lightweight DLNA/UPNP/Chromecast streaming server for PulseAudio
pump This is the DHCP/BOOTP client written by RedHat
putty A Free Telnet/SSH Client
pycnb Access daily rates with the comfort of your command line
pyhoca-cli X2Go command line client
pyhoca-gui X2Go graphical client applet
python-x2go X2Go client-side Python API
pytvshows downloads torrents for TV shows from RSS feeds provided by
qtm Qt blogging client
quagga A free routing daemon replacing Zebra supporting RIP, OSPF and BGP
r8168 r8168 driver for Realtek 8111/8168 PCI-E NICs
rabbitmq-server RabbitMQ is a high-performance AMQP-compliant message broker written in Erlang
radvd Linux IPv6 Router Advertisement Daemon
rancid Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ
rancid-git New Cisco confIg Differ with git extensions and support for colorized emails!
rclone A program to sync files to and from various cloud storage providers
rdate use TCP or UDP to retrieve the current time of another machine
rdesktop A Remote Desktop Protocol Client
redir Redir is a port redirector
remmina A GTK+ RDP, VNC, XDMCP and SSH client
rinetd redirects TCP connections from one IP address and port to another
ris-linux BINL server to doing Windows(r) RIS
rsync File transfer program to keep remote files into sync
rwbs Roger Wilco base station
rwhoisd ARIN rwhois daemon
rygel Rygel is an open source UPnP/DLNA MediaServer
s3cmd Command line client for Amazon S3
s6-networking suite of small networking utilities for Unix systems
samplicator UDP packets forwarder and duplicator
scponly A tiny pseudoshell which only permits scp and sftp
seafile File syncing and sharing software with file encryption and group sharing
seafile-client Seafile desktop client
secpanel Graphical frontend for managing and running SSH and SCP connections
selfdhcp a small stealth network autoconfigure software
sendfile SAFT implementation for asynchronous sending of files in the Internet
ser2net Serial To Network Proxy
sgopherd Small Gopher Server written in GNU Bash
shigofumi Command line client for ISDS
shmux run the same command across many hosts in parallel
shout Shout is a program for creating mp3 stream for use with icecast or shoutcast
sipcalc Sipcalc is an advanced console-based IP subnet calculator
siproxd A proxy/masquerading daemon for the SIP protocol
sipsak small command line tool for testing SIP applications and devices
sitecopy Maintain remote web sites with ease
sjphone VOIP softphone supports both SIP and H.323 standards
sks An OpenPGP keyserver which is decentralized with highly reliable synchronization
slimrat Linux Rapidshare downloader
smb4k Advanced network neighborhood browser
smbc A text mode (ncurses) SMB network commander. Features: resume and UTF-8
snarf Small and fast CLI resource grabber for http, gopher, finger, ftp
sobby Standalone Obby server
socat Multipurpose relay (SOcket CAT)
sock A shell interface to network sockets
socket A shell-level interface to TCP sockets
socket-burst-dampener A daemon that spawns one command per connection, and dampens connection bursts
spice-gtk Set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice servers and a client GUI
spiped secure pipe daemon
spread Distributed network messaging system
srf-ip-conn-srv SharkRF IP Connector Protocol server
ssh-askpass-fullscreen A small SSH Askpass replacement written with GTK2
ssh-chain ssh via a chain of intermediary hosts
sshpass Tool for noninteractively performing password authentication with ssh
sshrc Bring your .bashrc, .vimrc, etc. from your local machine when you ssh
sslh Port multiplexer - accept both HTTPS and SSH connections on the same port
sslwrap TSL/SSL - Port Wrapper
sstp-client A client implementation of Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
ssvnc VNC viewer that adds encryption security to VNC connections
stargazer Billing system for small home and office networks
stone A simple TCP/IP packet repeater
streamlink CLI for extracting streams from websites to a video player of your choice
streamtuner Stream directory browser for browsing internet radio streams
stunnel TLS/SSL - Port Wrapper
stuntman STUNTMAN is an open source implementation of the STUN protocol
suite3270 Complete 3270 access package
switzerland Network Testing Tool
taptap A program to link two /dev/net/tun to form virtual ethernet
taylor-uucp Taylor UUCP
tcpsound Play sounds in response to network traffic
teamviewer All-In-One Solution for Remote Access and Support over the Internet
telnet-bsd Telnet and telnetd ported from OpenBSD with IPv6 support
termpkg Termpkg, the Poor Man's Terminal Server
throttle Bandwidth limiting pipe
tiers Random network topography generator
tigervnc Remote desktop viewer display system
tipcutils Utilities for TIPC (Transparent Inter-Process Communication)
tlsdate Update local time over HTTPS
tn5250 IBM AS/400 telnet client which emulates 5250 terminals/printers
tokyotyrant A network interface to Tokyo Cabinet
trackma Open multi-site list manager for media tracking sites
trackma Open multi-site list manager for media tracking sites
ttytter A multi-functional, console-based Twitter client
ucarp Portable userland implementation of Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP)
udpcast Multicast file transfer tool
udpxy Small daemon to relay multicast UDP traffic to client's TCP (HTTP) connection
uftp Encrypted UDP based FTP with multicast
unison Two-way cross-platform file synchronizer
unix2tcp a connection forwarder that converts Unix sockets into TCP sockets
urlview extracts urls from text and will send them to another app
usbip Userspace utilities for a general USB device sharing system over IP networks
utelnetd A small Telnet daemon, derived from the Axis tools
valve Copy data while enforcing a specified maximum transfer rate
vconfig 802.1Q vlan control utility
vde Virtual distributed ethernet emulator for emulators like qemu, bochs, and uml
vinagre VNC client for the GNOME desktop
vino An integrated VNC server for GNOME
vmnet A simple virtual networking program - SLIP over stdin/out
vmpsd An open-source VLAN management system
vncrec VNC session recorder and player
vncsnapshot A command-line tool for taking JPEG snapshots of VNC servers
vrrpd Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Daemon
wakeonlan Client for Wake-On-LAN
wget Network utility to retrieve files from the WWW
whatmask little C program to compute different subnet mask notations
whatportis A command to search port names and numbers
whois improved Whois Client
wicd A lightweight wired and wireless network manager for Linux
wol Wake up hardware that is Magic Packet compliant
wput Tiny program like wget, to upload files/whole directories via FTP
x11-ssh-askpass X11-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH
x2goclient The X2Go Qt client
x2goserver The X2Go server
yandex-disk CLI to access Yandex Disk file storage service
yangcli-pro Network manager client that lets you test and manage NETCONF servers
you-get utility to download media contents from the web
youtube-dl Download videos from (and more sites...)
youtube-viewer A command line utility for viewing youtube-videos in Mplayer
ytalk Multi-user replacement for UNIX talk
zerotier A software-based managed Ethernet switch for planet Earth
zssh An ssh wrapper enabling zmodem up/download in ssh
zsync Partial/differential file download client over HTTP which uses the rsync algorithm


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