knocker: Does what it says

There are some very serious and intricate network tools available at the console, and an easy complement of lighter but just as functional ones too.

Here’s knocker, a port scanner which is slightly dusty from lack of attention.

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What it lacks in recent updates it makes up for classy output and a light profile.

And I expect no less, since it’s supposedly written in C and compiles in mere minutes, even on this machine.

knocker has only a few options, so you’ll master it in only a few tries. The -help flags are more than enough for a full introduction.

Port scanners may or may not be useful to you; I have all the networking credibility of an old running shoe, so I rarely — very, very rarely — need one.

Give it a try though. It might be quicker and easier to handle than your traditional network Swiss Army knife.