Nmap 5.00 released — lots of new features!

View my post on Slashdot

I'm just going to quote my Slashdot post inline.. check out the links for all the nitty gritty details. The bottom line is that 5.00 is awesome, and includes everything I've written as yet -- download it! :)


The long-awaited Nmap Security Scanner version 5.00 was just released (download)! This marks the most important release since 1997, and is a huge step in Nmap's evolution from a simple port scanner to an all-around security and networking tool suite. Significant performance improvements were made, and dozens of scripts were added. For example, Nmap can now log into Windows and perform local checks (PDF), including Conficker detection. New tools included in 5.00 are Ncat, a modern reimplementation of Netcat (with IPv6, SSL, NAT traversal, port redirection, and more!), and Ndiff, for quickly comparing scan results. Other tools are in the works for future releases, but we're still waiting for them to add email and ftp clients so we can finally get off Emacs!

3 thoughts on “Nmap 5.00 released — lots of new features!

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    cool yeah mee to uploaded the same in my blog

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    Hello Ron,

    We have seen many documentation and many useful commands with NMAP (especially the pdf you posted in SANS).
    I am expecting that NCAT will have the same resources (either be posted in skullsecurity or documentation). I feel that I can't maximize the use of NCAT due to resources issue(maybe for myself) especially how hackers use them and how can we detect or stop them. I prefer to view NCAT topic in skullsecurity because you give more detailed coverage on what the tool is doing. Hoping you could share your expertise.

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    thankf for announcement, it's a great scanner which I love, I'm trying to introduce it's new version in my blog .


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