Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Nmap Survey

Here's a chance to all the geeks who read this blog to contribute to your favorite Open Source security scanner. If any of you have used Nmap please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey I created to capture end user feed back of the new NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine). FYI: I'm working with Nmap as a GSoC 2007 participant. I've already contacted some SysAdmins regarding this and this is the turn for you folks of the Blogospere :)

Gaveen's Nmap Survey

Nmap, the popular Open Source scanner have seen significant and rapid growth recently. Nmap being always a buzzing, swarming active Open Source collaboration, always attracted many (great many) users worldwide from it's early ages. If you are a SysAdmin (I mean a real one :) most probably you have already used it and loved it.

As a GSoC 2006 improvement there's a scripting system now available for Nmap. If you want to taste the latest things, try Nmap version 4.21ALPHA4 or the latest SVN snap. The new NSE system will launch Nmap to a higher plane of existence with many advanced usage possibilities.

As a GSoC 2007 participant, I'm assigned to develop scripts for Nmap. This is where I need your help. If you have any feedback please let me know. (If you cannot take the survey for any reason, please be kind enough to leave your feedback at least as a comment here.)


  1. Your surveymonkey poll is broken. Or something like that, it refused to let me submit - kept indicating that a question that I had already answered needed to be filled out.

    And ick, it requires JavaScript.

  2. It should work now.

    I know it requires JavaScript, but couldn't help it. I just wanted to whip a quick survey.

    Thanks a lot for notifying me

  3. Thank you for your time.

    There is a lot of development going on including a new GUI called (UMIT). Feel free to join the nmap-dev mailing list if you want to take part in development. Fyodor is a very friendly guy :)

    I was impressed to see you've actually used the new Alpha release (or higher). Thanks once again.

  4. You're welcome.

    To be honest, I use the 3.x series more often, even now.

    But I wanted to see what the scripting interface was about so I downloaded the alpha after your last entry.