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Bull3t 09-16-2010 09:56 PM

Nmap Cli vs Gui
 
I have been wondering for a while if using the Nmap's cli version was really worth it since they have the gui version named Zenmap. Besides the command tunneling feature (which honestly I don't know much about) I don't know of anything that could make the cli version more effective. Does anyone have any comments. Maybe experience with both programs and which one you found more efficient?

Thanks.

Elv13 09-16-2010 10:34 PM

The cli version is easier to integrate in scripts, like all cli apps, it's the whole point.

John VV 09-17-2010 12:48 AM

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b0uncer 09-17-2010 01:01 AM

For your personal use, you should of course choose the one you prefer. The graphical interface might be faster/simpler at first, because it takes some time to learn all the command line things (compared to seeing everything in the graphical window at a glance). If you do not work in a graphical environment for some reason, the graphical version is not an option, and thus you'll need the command line version. If I remember right, it is possible to script graphical applications, but it might require tools not available everywhere, and again it probably requires a graphical interface to work in. If graphical apps were "as good" as command line apps in every aspect and more, we probably wouldn't need command line at all.

Bull3t 09-18-2010 04:41 PM

Very good, responses. Thanks!


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