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Nmap 2.30BETA19 Released
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 01:50:38 -0700 (PDT)


Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Nmap 2.30BETA19 has been
released.  It contains some bugfixes and some (IMHO) useful tweaks to the
output format.  I am hoping to release a stable (non-beta) version within
a week.  So please try this one out and let me know if you find any
problems.

Here is the list of changes:

-- Tweaked the output so that it now tells how many ports are not
   shown and what state the ignored ports are in.  This info could be
   inferred before by people who had studied the manpage, but now the
   info is explicitly available.  I cleaned up a bunch of stuff
   internally to make this happen.  I hope I didn't break anything!

-- Changed NmapFE so that it always kills any running Nmap process
   when you press exit. Problem noted by Marc Renner
   (mrenner (at) ci.marysville.wa.us)

-- Apparently some Linux (glibc) systems now come with a "strcasestr"
   function.  So I have made autoconf look for this and use the native
   version if supported. (problem noted by Sami Farin
   (sfarin (at) ratol.fi)).

-- Added a new attribute "Ignored State: xxx" to the machine parseable
   logs, where xxx is the state (closed, filtered, or UNfiltered) that
   is being ignored.  Ports in that state are not listed (they weren't
   listed in earlier versions either).  Perhaps I should list ALL
   ports for machine parseable output.  Opinions?

-- Merged in a patch sent in by Mipam (reinoud (at) ibbnet.org) which is
   apparently part of the OpenBSD Nmap "port".  Although Nmap seems to
   work fine for me on my OpenBSD 2.4 box, a couple OpenBSD users have
   complained of problems.  Hopefully this will help. (it adds
   DLT_LOOP and DLT_ENC offset cases when reading from libpcap).

-- A few really minor bugfixes.

For those of you running Linux/x86 w/rpm (www.rpm.org), you can
install/upgrade to the newest version of nmap/nmapfe with these
commands:

rpm -vhU ftp://ftp.server51.freshmeat.net/pub/nmap/nmap-2.30BETA19-1.i386.rpm
rpm -vhU ftp://ftp.server51.freshmeat.net/pub/nmap/nmap-frontend-0.2.30BETA19-1.i386.rpm

source tarballs and source RPMs are available at:
http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ or ftp://ftp.server51.freshmeat.net/pub/nmap

Sometimes the www.insecure.org cache network is
slow.  If you don't see BETA19, try
reloading the page or go to http://area.insecure.org/nmap/ 

Cheers,
Fyodor




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