The 1.x and 2.x versions of socat have now been separated into separate
packages for Cygwin.
socat 126.96.36.199-2 is now available. It's the same as the -1 package, but the
package hint now clarifies that it's the 1.x series.
socat2 2.0.0-0.1.b9 is now available. This is upstream version 2.0.0-b9.
socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent
data channels. Each channel may be a file, pipe, device (serial line etc.
or a pseudo terminal), a socket (UNIX, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), an SSL
socket, proxy CONNECT connection, a file descriptor (stdin etc.), the GNU
line editor (readline), a program, or a combination of two of these. These
modes include generation of 'listening' sockets, named pipes, and pseudo
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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