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I have two files, client.sh and server.sh, all the necessary data is on the server, which is sent to the client using netcat, the client just get these data and display it to the end user, the problem is when i try to show the dialog loading screen from the server to the client

server.sh

# CLIENT PORT: 8765
# SERVER PORT: 5678

while :
do
    touch registered_users data

    nc -vv -l -p 5678 > data

    case `cat data` in
        "SPLASH_SCREEN")
            for ((i=0;i<100;i++))
            do
                echo $i
            done | dialog --title 'Loading...' --gauge 'Welcome!' 8 40 0 > /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/8765
        ;;
    esac
done

client.sh

# CLIENT PORT: 8765
# SERVER PORT: 5678

echo "SPLASH_SCREEN" > /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/5678

while :
do
    nc -l -p 8765 > server_response
    cat server_response
done
4

Solved it! just had to use the -k option

 -k    Forces nc to stay listening for another connection after its current
       connection is completed.  It is an error to use this option without the
       -l option.

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