If you run the nmap command on a server eg. nmap espn.com or nmap -Pn espn.com what information does that reveal to the server about you (eg. ip address or MAC address)? Does using a private vpn reduce what is revealed?


It does reveal your IP address, but not your MAC address. Using a private VPN makes the scan appear as if it is originating from the VPN's public IP address, rather than your personal public IP address.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.