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KVM - Fix Netcat Issue With Remote Connections

If you try to connect to your KVM host using virt-manager and see the following error message:

The remote host requires a version of netcat/nc which supports the -U option

... then all you need to do is run the following on your KVM host:

sudo apt update && sudo apt-get install netcat-openbsd

Installing the netcat package will not work.

Last updated: 24th June 2021
First published: 24th June 2021