Port Knocking

Port knocking is a method of externally opening ports, which, by default, the firewall keeps closed, by generating a connection attempt on a set of pre-specified closed ports.

Termius provides a port knocking client supporting both UDP / TCP protocols and inter-packet delays.

To send a knock sequence in Termius, you'll need to:

  1. Create a port knocking type of snippet (see below).

  2. Run it from the Snippets screen.

You must have a port knock daemon running on your server to be able to use this feature.

Port knocking is a premium feature.

Create a Port Knocking Snippet

  1. Navigate to the Snippets screen.

  2. Tap + and then Port Knocking Snippet.

  3. (Optional) In the Name field, specify the name of the snippet.

  4. (Optional) In the Default Destination field, specify a host that will be receiving the knock sequence.

  5. In the Knock Sequence section, create a knock sequence. Each item in the sequence is either a TCP or UPD packet sent to a required port, or a delay (pause).

Tap and hold an item in the sequence to re-arrange it.

Creating and running a port knocking snippet (iOS)

Port knocking is currently available in mobile apps only.