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RE: LANguard scan results
From: "xyberpix" <xyberpix () xyberpix com>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:44:51 -0000 (GMT)

So, as usual I haven't been checking my mail lately, so now I'm prolly
going to end up sending a barrage of mails today, oh well.
I have to agree here, I've used LanGuard in the past, and while it does do
certain things very well, results from LanGuard should not be relied upon
alone, as I have also seen this generate a load of false positives, and
after a while I was forced to stop using it, as I like to use tools that
work properly.
Have a look into Nessus v2 as it has come a long way, and is definately
worth looking at if you're looking for a tool that does what LanGuard is
supposed to.


On Sun, 5 December, 2004 2:47 pm, pingywon said:
It is my experienced that LANguard is over rated. I worked for a company
one of the services they provided was "Network Security Testing" ...all
would do is bring a laptop in the network and run LANguard. Then scare
customers with the fact that their network printers have a unpasswored
running with the default SNMP string ...the collect the $$ and leave

Maybe im basis because of this experience, but Id rather use a
of tools rather then LANguard

-----Original Message-----
From: Newberry, Julie S [mailto:Newberry () uthscsa edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 14:35
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: LANguard scan results

I just got the new version of GFI LANguard.  When I scan it says that
every computer has TCP port 80, 119, 1080, and 8080 is open.  When I
scan with several other tools I get different and more accurate results.
These ports do not appear to actually be open. Does anyone know how to
prevent LANguard from reporting these inaccurate results?


-----Original Message-----
From: Nathaniel Hall [mailto:halln () otc edu]
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 8:59 PM
To: petreski () ksu edu
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Win95 detection

I know that GFI LANguard can determine the difference between XP and
2000 machines.  I believe that it will detect 95/98/ME too.  The biggest

problem is that it is expensive.  They do, however, offer a demo version

that will let you scan up to 25 machines at a time.  Take a look at

Nathaniel Hall, GSEC
Intrusion Detection and Firewall Technician
Ozarks Technical Community College -- Office of Computer Networking

halln () otc edu

Trevor Cushen wrote:

Have you tried a login script to do the job for you?  Kix32 is perfect
for this job.

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Petreski [mailto:petreski () ksu edu]
Sent: 30 November 2004 21:53
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Win95 detection

I have been given the task to scan for hosts that are running Windows
the network. I have tried scanning with Nmap and Nessus, however they
distinguish the hosts between 95/98/ME. I was wondering if anyone has
across a tool that is able to detect Win95 hosts on the network.

Thanks for your help.

Samuel Petreski

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