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Re: distributed nmap?
From: Lance Spitzner <lance () ksni net>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 08:31:59 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 18 Mar 2000, Arturo Busleiman wrote:

Why not adding a --agent x.x.x.x [port] parameter?
It would turn nmap into an agent, and the 'boss' client would be running
at x.x.x.x (port [port] if specified)

It would be easier, the boss client would be nmap --boss n
it then would sit there waiting till 'n' agents connect, then allowing to
enter scan options/targets, send them to each agent (of course, it would
distribute the port range among them!!). 

That sounds like a great idea, but it could backfire on Fyodor.
The distributed method sounds alot like the DDoS tools that have
gotten so much publicity.  Many people who do not understand nmap
may consider this new feature a threat.

Something to keep in mind :)

Lance Spitzner
http://www.enteract.com/~lspitz/papers.html



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