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Old 07-17-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Is there a linux portscanner?


Hello... I've searched google for "linux portscanner"

and I get some mandrake (mdk) .rpm package but thats like what 50% of the results are... is for that mdk rpm... so it wasn't much help....

I'm on redhat 9.1 not mdk

So.... hopefully one of you can help.... i'm particularly looking for one with a GUI and not command line.... but if all you know about is a command line one... then i'll take it anyways ;-)


Thanks...

A linux
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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try nmap

Most likely it's already installed in your distro. It's CLI, but you really can't get any simpler
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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namp has a GUI front end. Search for it, it shouldn't be hard to find; I think it's nmapfe.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:52 PM   #4
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I really don't know what a GUI could improve for nmap ... a simple "nmap [ip/hostname]" and you get a very clear result in the CLI. Not much could be simpler
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:02 PM   #5
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I really don't know what a GUI could improve for nmap ... a simple "nmap [ip/hostname]" and you get a very clear result in the CLI. Not much could be simple
Very true. However, he asked for a GUI, so that's what I offered. Some people feel more comfortable learning with one. Sooner or later they will discover the CLI
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:15 PM   #6
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Yes there is

Nmap - the Network Mapper is the De Facto portscanner for the computer security world. It has more features than anything and is flexible (with IDS evasion techniques) You don't get 100% of the features or the flexibiltiy with the gui version but it works just as well.

www.insecure.org/nmap

use xnmap as the gui for it.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 01:58 PM   #7
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nessus is pretty nice also
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:23 PM   #8
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But nmap has been used in Matrix Reloaded! =D
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:59 PM   #9
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nessus is pretty nice also
IIRC, wasn't nessus a passive packet-sniffer and not a portscanner?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:27 PM   #10
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nessus is a network security scanner
 
Old 07-26-2003, 05:20 PM   #11
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Nessus is NOT a portscanner. Nessus is a host vulnerability scanner that USES nmap for portscanning purposes. If you just want portscanner, use nmap. If you want full blown vulnerability scanning, use nessus.

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www.insecure.org/nmap
www.nessus.org
 
  


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