Nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner originally written by Gordon Lyon (also known by his pseudonym Fyodor Vaskovich) used to discover hosts and services on a computer network, thus creating a "map" of the network.

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How to Hide OS Fingerprint of Virtual Machine?

Is it possible to make a linux virtual machine appear as the host machine to a network tool like nmap or Blue's Port Scanner without recompiling the kernel?
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how to check open ports of bunch of website at once with nmap/linux?

I want to use nmap in such a way that I could check bunch of server's port at once for checking whether their particular port is open or not? right now I have 10 ip addresses but in future this could ...
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Is it dangerous to allow every user to run nmap as root?

At our university we have some computers in the "networking lab", that are configured to allow everybody to run nmap as root via /etc/sudoers. Could this be a security vulnerability?
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Is there a Nagios plugin that uses Nmap and does port checking?

I need to monitor open and closed ports on dozens of hosts. I've found a Nagios plugin that does what I need, but I would have to use this script through NRPE. Some of the hosts are powered by Linux ...
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NMAP: Check if port 80 and 8080 is open

In our company, I want to check if users are running web servers on port 80 and 8080. I downloaded nmap and ran this command: nmap -p 80,8080 192.168.1.0-255 I got a list of IPs and tried to ...
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tcp port 554 open

I was running a routine security check of the machines I manage today and found in my nmap scans that TCP/554 is open, although when I run 'netstat -an' on the machine itself it doesn't show up, same ...
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Network Scan, Filtering for Top Level Domain

Greetings, I have a list of 2 /24s worth of IP addresses in seperate text files. What I am interested in doing is finding a way to resolve the hosts of these IP addresses and filter out to display ...