nmap 5.20

Nmap, the free, open source utility that has become a basic tool for many network security professionals, has released a new version.

Nmap 5.20 Released – [nmap.org]

Happy new year, everyone. I’m happy to announce Nmap 5.20–our first
stable Nmap release since 5.00 last July! It offers more than 150
significant improvements, including:
o 30+ new Nmap Scripting Engine scripts
o enhanced performance and reduced memory consumption
o protocol-specific payloads for more effectie UDP scanning
o a completely rewritten traceroute engine
o massive OS and version detection DB updates (10,000+ signatures)

Downloading nmap – [nmap.org]

Nmap Changelog – [nmap.org]

Nmap Book

– [amazon.com]

Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book suits all levels of security and networking professionals. A 42-page reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the rest of the book demonstrates how to apply those features to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire.

Nmap Network Scanning – [nmap.org]

About half of the content is available in the free online edition. Chapters exclusive to the print edition include “Detecting and Subverting Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems”, “Optimizing Nmap Performance”, “Port Scanning Techniques and Algorithms”, “Host Discovery (Ping Scanning)”, and more. The solution selections which provide detailed instructions on the best way to solve common networking tasks are also exclusive to the printed book. The final table of contents and cover art are available.

SEE ALSO:
Nmap 5.0
Nmap
Zenmap

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