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Nmap 2.54BETA6 released
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 00:09:48 -0700 (PDT)
I am pleased to announce the release of Nmap 2.54BETA6. The coolest new
feature is XML output (-oX). Example output is at
http://amy.insecure.org/tmp/nmap.xml -- let me know what you think. You
can send comments to me or nmap-dev () insecure org . I hope this makes it
easier for people to create cool new programs and utilities that work with
Nmap. For example, imagine a script/program that took Nmap XML output and
converted it to HTML (with nice tables, etc). Or consider a script that
takes the XML output and uses it to populate a database. As always,
projects involving Nmap can be announced to this list.
I am open to suggestions/patches for changes/additions to the XML
format. But I'm going to be a lot more strict about changing the format
once a non-beta Nmap comes out with -oX. So speak now or forever hold
your peace! Oh, and if someone is interested in doing a DTD or XSchema,
let me know. Apparently those are important, whatever they are :). I
don't pretend to be an XML expert.
Anyway, here are the major changes:
-- Added XML output (-oX). Hopefully this will help those of you
writing Nmap front ends and other tools that utilize Nmap. The
"machine-readable" output has been renamed "grepable" (-oG) to
emphasize that XML is now the preferred machine-readable output
format. But don't worry if your tool uses -oM , that format (and
the deprecated -oM flag) won't go away any time soon (if ever).
-- Applied patch from Stefan Rapp <s.rapp () hrz uni-dortmund de> which fixes
a variable argument integer promotion problem in the new snprintf
compatability file. This is important for Redhat 7 systems.
-- Reorganized output-related routines so that they now reside in
output.c & output.h. Let me know if I accidently screwed up the
behavior of any scan types in the process.
For those of you running Linux/x86 w/a recent version of rpm
(www.rpm.org), you can install/upgrade to the newest version of
nmap/nmapfe with these commands:
rpm -vhU (nmap url)
where (nmap url) is one (or both) of these:
source tarballs and source RPMs are available at:
Let me know if you find any problems.
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- Nmap 2.54BETA6 released Fyodor (Oct 08)