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Old 09-29-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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Cant scan with nmap or nessus

The problem is that I can only use nmap or nessus to scan in my own net ( When I do a nmap 200.254.***.*** its says that the server is down, but Im sure is not down (mozilla can reach it).

Anyone knows why is this?

Old 09-29-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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My guess is that either the servers on the other subnet do not allow incoming ICMP traffic or network firewall rules block ICMP between subnets.

Try this:

nmap -P0 <IP_ADDR>
If it hangs for a while, the network firewall rules are probably also dropping packets for certain ports (probably most all of them). -- which would make a Nessus or nmap scan take forever.

To see if that's the case, try nmapping only a single port that you know is accessible -- like port 80:

nmap -p 80 -P0 <IP_ADDR>
Old 09-29-2004, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, nmap -p 80 -P0 worked just fine.


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