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There is an HTTP service listening on port Your task is to make this service also available on You're not allowed to change the service configuration or restart it.

Port forwarding with a user-space proxy (socat, netcat, etc.)

Hint 1 💡

socat is a universal "relay" tool that can forward data between two arbitrary endpoints (files, pipes, sockets, etc.).

Hint 2 💡

In the socket-forwarding mode, socat acts as a proxy server that accepts connections on one end and forwards data to a predefined destination on the other end.

Hint 3 💡

Knowing the main steps a typical socket server performs to accept and process a connection will help you grasp the socat port forwarding command syntax.

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