I am currently working on a project and I have implemented a simple chat application using the
The client is prompted to enter port number and the command
nc -l -p xxxx
xxxx is the port number entered by the client.
Similarly, the host is prompted for the same port number and a connection is established using
nc <ip_address> -p xxxx
However, this gives a blank chat experience as it does not show the username of the person typing the messages, something like
hey hello what's up Nothing
Instead, I want it to be something like,
Foo : hey Boo : hello Foo : what's up Boo : Nothing
Can I use
netcat to achieve this functionality or is there anything else that does this?