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Recently I wrote little article with some examples for scanning server port security with Nmap. I forgot to mention in the article that there is also Nmap frontend GUI program called ZenMap. ZenMap port is available for both Windows and Linux. In Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and other debian derivative distributions ZenMap is available from standard package repositories;
noah:~# apt-cache show zenmap|grep -i description -A 3
Description-en: The Network Mapper Front End
Zenmap is an Nmap frontend. It is meant to be useful for advanced users
and to make Nmap easy to use by beginners. It was originally derived
from Umit, an Nmap GUI created as part of the Google Summer of Code.
Tag: implemented-in::python, interface::x11, network::scanner, role::program,
uitoolkit::gtk, use::scanning, x11::application
To install ZenMap on Debian / Ubuntu Linux:
noah:~# apt-get install --yes zenmap
In Fedora, CentOS and other RPM based Linux-es to install ZenMap run:
noah:~# yum -y install nmap-frontend nmap
To use Nmap's Frontend full functionality, you have to run it as (root) superuser:
hipo@noah:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for hipo:
Zenmap saves, a lot of time as there is no need to remember Nmap's arguments or run few Nmap scans until you get essential information for remote scanned machine.
It automatically gives details on Remote server running services (fingerprint)
Very useful report it makes as well is network (and host) topology diagram,
ZenMap is just Nmap frontend and under the GUI it does use Nmap with various arguments to do produce scan results. In Nmap Output tab, you can see a lot of verbose info.
Happy scanning 🙂