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Old 09-16-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
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nmap


can someone tell me why i need to be root to run nmap, i try to run it and it says this:


Starting nmap V. 2.54BETA31 ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ )
Warning: You are not root -- using TCP pingscan rather than ICMP
 
Old 09-16-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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nmap is a port scanner. For security purposes, the authors decided not to let users run port scans. I'm glad they did.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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Nmap has to create special packets to do all of its advanced scanning....something restricted to root by the kernel.
If you dont have root, you probably shouldn't.
 
  


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