Hacked Gadgets Forum

February 21, 2009

How to use Nmap

at 12:07 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks


Darren from Hak5 goes over a cool tool called Nmap. If you want to do some snooping or just some exploration on your own network this is a good tool to learn. Video after the jump.

"Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network exploration or security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and both console and graphical versions are available. "