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Re: NMAP.pm :) anyone?
From: Chris Tobkin <tobkin () jaws umn edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 02:56:24 -0600 (CST)

   The windows port idea got me thinking about a wish I have had for
a year or more ... an nmap module ... not a wrapper that calls nmap
using system() :), but a C-to-perl glue module so the perl scripter
can access all of the nmap functionality from within perl and not get
performance hits :) ...

Has anyone started work on a project of this nature? :)  I pretty much
bite at C, but am very experienced with perl and would love to explore
this idea, which I am sure is not original, with other interestde parties
... :) ... I think this would be a wonderful contribution to CPAN and
the hacker community in general :) ...

Any feedback or pointers to people doing this welcomed :) ...

Some of the hardest part is already done for you, Net::RawIP, available
from http://quake.skif.net/RawIP/ will do the creation and reading of raw
IP packets, you'll just have to figure out all the logistics.  It sounds
like an interesting idea, but I have my doubts about the speed of it.  

For a simple example of the damage/abilities of this module, you can take
a look at:
"An example of a Perl Script which generates a Land packet Denial of
Service attack" -- in about 15 lines.

// chris
tobkin () umn edu

Chris Tobkin                                               tobkin () umn edu
Java and Web Services - Academic and Distributed Computing Services - UMN
Shep. Labs 190                                      Minneapolis, MN 55455 
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