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Nipper 0.11.6 Released
From: Fizz <fizz () titania co uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:21:37 +0100

Nipper is an Open Source tool that parses network infrastructure device 
configuration files. Nipper produces a report from the configuration that 
includes a security audit, a configuration report and other relevent 

The security report includes details of the findings, the impact of the issue 
and recommendations on how to mitigate the problem.

Nipper currently supports the following device types:

  * Cisco IOS-based routers
  * Cisco IOS-based catalysts
  * Cisco NMP-based catalysts
  * Cisco CatOS-based catalysts
  * Cisco PIX-based Firewalls
  * Cisco ASA-based Firewalls
  * Cisco FWSM-based Firewalls
  * Cisco Content Service Switches
  * Juniper ScreenOS-based Firewalls (NetScreen)
  * Nortel Passport devices
  * CheckPoint Firewall-1 Firewalls
  * Sonicwall SonicOS-based Firewalls
  * Bay Networks Accelar
  * Nokia IP Firewalls

This maintenance release (0.11.6) includes improvements to support for Cisco 
IOS-based routers and switches. This release also includes some minor 
improvements to the report output text.

Nipper is platform independent. A precompiled binary is available for Windows 
and a number of leading Linux distributions package Nipper, alternatively the 
source code is available.

The official web site, which contains step-by-step guides and other useful 
information is:



Nipper is an Open Source project, if you are a device vendor please consider 
supporting the project. If you have device configuration files, please 
consider donating them to the project. Or if you have access to network 
hardware that is no longer required.

More information on how you can help the Nipper project can be obtained at:


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