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SP2 compatibility with Framework
From: hdm at metasploit.com (H D Moore)
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 00:16:40 -0500

The Framework does not use raw sockets under Windows unless you try to use 
the mostly-broken RawUDP mode with a few exploits. The socket error you 
are seeing is something else entirely. When you try to attack a service 
that is firewalled or not listening on the target port, the Framework 
will spit out a "Socket error" with a generic description. This is more 
user-error than a bug :-) Make sure the service you are hitting is 
actually open and that any local application firewalls allow perl.exe to 
access the network.


On Saturday 03 September 2005 23:05, Anurag Joshi wrote:
        I also encounter the same problems about error creating socket.
Does Framework have problems with Winxp SP2. Nmap also had problems
with SP2 and they had to come out with a totally new version. It goes
this way.....
When an Nmap user asked MS why security tools
such as Nmap broke, MS responded[1]:

 "We have removed support for TCP sends over RAW sockets in SP2.
  We surveyed applications and found the only apps using this on XP
were people writing attack tools."

What is the workaround for Error Creating Socket problem?
Anurag Joshi

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