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Stop Nmap scan and preserve XML output

Every time I run Nmap I use the -oA flag. The XML output is an important output item as I feed it into a number of parsers plus Metasploit with db_import. The --resume option can resume a scan but it ...
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Is a Windows (fresh installation) 7 really this safe against NMAP or am I missing something?

I am playing with NMAP in my small private network performing port scanning. So far I went through scanning the following OSs (Unaltered new installations - Meaning no extra software installed!): ...
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Why are db_nmap results filtered, but Nmap is not

I've recently started playing with Kali on VMWare Player and Metasploitable 2 on VmWare Player. Both are on the same (default install) subnet. Metasploitable 2 has 2 adapters: settings:NAT and Host ...
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Open TCP port on cable modem TG1672G

TG1672G cable modem in bridge mode, the modem's built in router still gets a IPv4/IPv6 public address (and devices connected to the modem can get public IPv4/IPv6 addresses too). This modem is Intel ...
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Netdiscover running on NAT interface not finding IP addresses on host-only network?

I am practicing penetration testing techniques using Kali Linux (most recent distro) and various vulnerable virtual machines (DVWA, Metasplotiable). My attack and targets are all running via ...
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nmap OS scan showing DD-WRT when I'm not running it?

This weekend, I set up pfSense on a spare box that I had sitting in the garage. It seems cool and powerful, but I haven't messed with it much yet. Was doing some basic nmap scanning from work against ...
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NMAP's explicitely closed ports

I'm working on a challenge and I notice this odd output for a full port scan? abc@desktop:~$ nmap -T5 -p- -sV x.x.x.x -PN Interesting ports on x.x.x.x: Not shown: 65533 filtered ports PORT ...
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Network scan across multiple subnets and output list of names and IP's

We have multiple sites with multiple subnets. We have mandated that the admins at those sites enter DNS names for all devices that exist on the network. (anything with an IP gets a name) I want to be ...
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Router reboots when using Nmap

I hope this question is OK to ask here. When I scan a external IP-address with Nmap my router always reboots itself, sometimes I even have to manually restart it by using the power switch. The ...
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Does nmap port scan return the correct ports for the websites that don't allow direct IP access

I am new to the field of penetration testing, and I'm currently testing an application, for learning purposes with their legit, written permit. When I did a nslookup for that site, it returned me an ...
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nmap localhost UDP scan fails, even though netcat is listening

I open two terminal windows on my linux box. On one, I have netcat listen to a UDP port and on other I nmap -sU that port. Netcat receives the connection and the data, but nmap reports the udp port ...
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Is my router/modem compromised?

So I recently ran a port scan (just TCP) on my home router/modem (AT&T U-Verse) and found two peculiar ports that are open. Here is the scan output/results for nmap 192.168.1.254 -P0: Starting ...
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nmap output to file different than interactive output?

I am running a simple SYN scan of all ports on all hosts that I found on a previous ping scan saved to a file: targets like this: nmap -sS -p- -v -T5 -oN puzzling.txt -iL targets As the scan runs ...
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Message signing disabled (dangerous, but default)

Over the last couple of years, I've developed a fairly keen interest in Penetration Testing & Information Security. Throughout this time, I've acquired (and accumulated) a range of different ...
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What's the difference between nmap and arp?

From what I understand, please correct me if I'm wrong, nmap allows you to discover machines on a network, any network whereas arp only allows you to discover machines in your own local network. Is ...
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Does having these ports open indicate any vulnerabilities?

I installed Ubuntu Gnome a couple of weeks ago along with a few packages and some software. When I scanned my localhost using Nmap, I got the following results. Are there any obvious vulnerabilities, ...
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Use of Nmap ssl/http md5 and SHA1 hashes

I have below stated result on of the system by map: 443/tcp open ssl/http Apache httpd 2.0.52 ((CentOS)) | http-methods: GET HEAD POST OPTIONS TRACE | Potentially risky methods: TRACE |_See ...
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Nmap does not detect Linux Mint

I can't identity my Linux Mint 17 machine on my home network. I use nmap -O -v 192.168.2.28 However, I get the following output (below). I am just learning nmap, so I don't know what all of the ...
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How can the connection of a rogue VPN router be countermeasured with a sniffer?

As an IT admin, what can I do to countermeasure an attack performed like this page explains? http://www.pivpn.net/2015/08/hide-your-ass-hide-by-mac-address-and.html What they do is to put a raspberry ...
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Nmap write output only when all scanned ports are open

Can anyone tell me how, or if it possible to get nmap to write output to a file if ALL of the ports defined in the scan are open? Such as in a boolean & statement - i.e. 636 & 902 & 5989 ...
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When should I drop a packet with ICMP type 3, code 9 or 10, TCP RST, or TCP ACK?

This answer says there are a few ways of dealing with a blocked packet at a firewall: At each of these levels a 1st IP packet (and any other protocol packet as an ESP or AH packet) might receive ...
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Filtered ports - What exactly filters them?

By the NMAP definition, unfiltered ports are the ones which cannot be determined to be open or closed since packet filtering prevents its probes from reaching the port. (ISBN 9780979958717 pag. 77) ...
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If I write an nmap job into crontab from PHP code to run background, how can I get the status of the nmap cronjob?

I am trying to write a php code test to write an nmap scan (with parameters) scheduled into crontab file. While the nmap is running I would like to get the status of that specific nmap scan. For ...
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NMap for getting machines connected to a network switch [duplicate]

I am currently exploring Nmap for its capabilities. Can anyone tell how can Nmap be used to query the machines connected to a network switch?
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'http_login' metasploit module isn't able to Brute Force the target. Any suggestions? [closed]

I'm trying to Brute force the http Basic authentication on the domain pentesteracademylab.appspot.com The complete path is pentesteracademylab.appspot.com/lab/webapp/basicauth I'm using the ...
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Scanning multiple subnets with nmap to determine open services & ports

First off, I know nmap's documentation is very powerful and I have been reading through it rather extensively. I will be scanning externally, with permission, to determine ports & services that ...
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Client misunderstanding nmap [closed]

My client wants their public facing IP addresses to be secure, but thinks that running nmap port scans will draw attention from hackers. To settle this once and for all, what do you say?
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How can I scan open ports through Windows Firewall?

I use Kali Linux and VMWare for testing some penetration techniques. The problem is that when I scan ports with Nmap to my Windows IP "all ports are filtered". I know that the firewall is blocking the ...
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What is the purpose of using different DNS server in nmap?

nmap allows the use of different DNS servers (not local). What is the benefit of doing so?
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nmap detects opened port but can't connect with telnet

I've made an scan to one single IP with nmap and it reports that the port 65301 is opened, and even it detects that it's maybe the service pcanywhere. sudo nmap -p 65000-65535 -sV x.x.x.x Starting ...
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explanation of an nmap behaviour

I'm testing some vulnerabilities on a machine which has the port 22333 opened (it's used as the ssh port, and I can connect to it without any problem and the telned command get connected): $ telnet ...
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Effective NMAP scan technique

I need to scan large network which has 5000 IPs. I have limited time duration. I have done initial maths and concluded that, in a group of 4 individual has to perform 70 IP nmap scan. Consider that I ...
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Any way to circumvent a 'filtered' response on NMap?

I know that a filtered response on NMap means that the firewall dropped the packets or that NMap just didn't receive a response, but is there any way to circumvent this? Is it possible that the ...
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Does nmap help to know if firewall is turned on?

Is it possible to know firewall status using nmap? How?
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NMap to scan a private subnetwork

I have a test network setup based on virtual machines. My host machine, a web server and the firewall is under the 192.168.0.0/24 network (gateway is 192.168.0.1); a server machine is located behind ...
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How to run nmap HTTP scripts on unusual ports

How can I make nmap run the HTTP-scripts on ports that are unusual for HTTP, say TCP port 123? On something like nmap -n --script="http* ..." -p123 target nmap does nothing except to check that port ...
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Caching ARP to avoid L2 detection on switched network?

Using nmap on a very large (/16) switched network can lead to an excessive number of ARP requests which can be detected by simple ARP counters listening to broadcasted ARP requests. Is there a way ...
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nmap script with credentials

I'm using Nmap for penetration testing for a while, and I need to know: assuming I revealed user credentials: username & password, Is there any script that I can use, for searching what resources ...
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NMAP Scan- Results Differ

I'm trying to determine a servers IP address via ping and open ports/services by running an NMAP scan. At work, when I ping my website/server, I get a response from 172.16.XX.X If I run an NMAP scan, ...
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Firewalk through a Firewall on our subnet

Having trouble firewalking. I am trying to determine all the open ports on my firewall/gateway. Here is my lab network diagram: (Skip to the bottom of the following explanation for a direct list of ...
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NMAP Scan Returns Odd OS Detection [closed]

I am new to NMAP but I was using it to troubleshoot some issues I have been having. I ran a scan on a device and I know the device runs some sort of Linux or Ubuntu OS and I was attempting to figure ...
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proxychains-ng with nmap issues

Can anyone tell me if proxychains-ng has limitations to work with nmap? I found that it does not work well when using -sV option in nmap. (stop at "Initiating NSE at ..." and never finish the scan) ...
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nmap not running as root shows unknown open ports for a fraction of a second

On a server running Ubuntu 14.04.2 I was doing some basic security auditing when I ran the command nmap -p -d 1-65535 as a non-root user. Interestingly it reported a few (1-5 at a time, average, ...
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nmap says “variable 'keys' is not declared” when trying to run ssl-ccs-injection.nse

I'm running nmap 6.47 on Windows 7 and am trying to run the ssl-ccs-injection.nse script. After getting an error, I ran it with the -d (debug) option and the error in the subject is what showed up. I ...
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Why would a stealth scan attract more attention than a connect scan?

I'm reading an Information Security book and am faced with the question: Why may nmap stealth scans(SYN) attract more attention than simple connect scans(TCP connect())? Why might it be?
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Why does a nmap scan give different results depending on whether it's run from inside or outside a LAN

I am testing/setting up a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall. Results when running nmap from a computer INSIDE the LAN $ sudo nmap -O 210.86.xxx.xxx Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at ...
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If nmap reports a port is open, does that ALSO mean a service is listening on the port?

I have a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall whose firewall is configured to FORWARD several ports to a computer X54 within the LAN. These ports are in the range 1024 through to 2500 That X54 ...
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Can I do hacking using Windows OS? [closed]

I have searched the web a numerous times but haven't found an explicit answer to my question. I've studied (at school and on my own) computer networks for 2 years, doing active programming for 4 years ...
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What is the fastest way to scan all ports of a single machine

I am doing some research and I need a very quick way to scan for open ports on a single machine. To provide some context, I know that my machine will have a port open waiting for UDP packets for about ...
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Pathping for test Pinging from subnets

Does anyone know if PathPing or NMAP can ping or scan from predefinded source IPs? I am checking connectivity from agents on remote hosts to a destination site from my host. Is there a switch or tool ...