Here’s a useful one-liner for running a generic socket server. I came up with this socat-based alternative to writing my own for testing client output. It listens on port
4096, accepts TCP/IP connections, and prints input received to
Socat is quite powerful, be sure to read more about what it can do.
2011-July-08: My coworker has a great post showing how
socat can pipe data from a serial port to a socket!