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Old 11-07-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Nmap help, total newblet from space.

I managed to install Nmap ( the port scanner ) on my mandrake linux 10.0 community machine using RPM, but now i'm feeling pretty stupid because I don't know how to start it, I found the program in /usr/bin/nmap but clicking it doesn't seem to do anything... Typing "/usr/bin/nmap" in the command prompt brings up a text based thing, Is there a graphical interface for Nmap or is that it?
Old 11-07-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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Nmap proper is a command line only tool. There's a graphical front-end for it called xnmap; you should probably see if it's installed on your system. Nonetheless, you should learn how to use the command line features. I suggest reading the man pages and checking out the documentation at for more details.
Old 07-19-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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this thread is really old but I thought I'd reply anyway since I have been having the same problem - could start nmap but only in text mode so I installed nmap-gtk which is supposed to be a graphic front end but couldn't start it!

After alot of googling I found a French site ( which says to type "nmapfe" (presumably nmap front end), as root

It works!
Old 07-19-2005, 11:49 PM   #4
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Originally posted by spegru

After alot of googling I found a French site ( which says to type "nmapfe" (presumably nmap front end), as root

It works!
always new things to learn at LQ... LOL

thanks spegru


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