sslcat host port args


The sslcat program connects to host on port via TCP, and then establishes an SSL connection. It prints any data it receives. The sslcat can be used to transfer binary data. It does no conversion other than SSL encoding and decoding.

If port is not supplied, sslcat uses TCP port 443 (HTTPS).

If host is not supplied, sslcat connects uses localhost.

If args are supplied, they are passed unmodified as options to sslclient.


The sslcat program exits 111 for temporary errors and 100 for permanent errors. It exits 0 on success.


sslcat 443 -l0