The creator of Nmap, Fyodor, has released a new version of his popular network scanner, Nmap 6.
Below is a list of six key new features included in version 6 of Nmap.
1) Enhanced Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE)
Now with over 348 scripts for Nmap 6, an increase of over 300 from the previous Nmap version.
2) Better Web Scanning
Nmap 6 now offers better enumeration for web based applications with more scanning techniques available for SSL
3) Full IPv6 Support
There is now full IPv6 support in Nmap 6 using the switch -6 followed by the IPv6 address
4) Nping Support
Integrated into Nmap 6 is the new open source Nping tool, this allows for network stress testing and ping sweeping / network response time monitoring
An upgraded version of the popular GUI ZenMAP tool is included in Nmap 6
6) Faster Scanning
Heavy auditing of the Nmap code, and memory allocation monitoring has introduced faster response times when using the NSE.
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