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Nmap 2.30BETA18 Released
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 02:13:38 -0700 (PDT)


Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Nmap 2.30BETA18 has been released.  This
version offers an important bugfix as well as some other changes.
Here are the changes:

-- Fixed a very important bug that occurred when SYN scanning
   localhost.  Many thanks to Dries Schellekens (
   gwyllion () ace ulyssis student kuleuven ac be ) for first reporting
   the problem.

-- Uros Prestor from TurboLinux informed us that the latest
   versions of Nmap work with Linux on the upcoming Intel
   Merced/Itanium IA-64 processors.  He also said that the TurboLinux
   distribution includes Nmap.  Kudos to them!  As well as the other
   distros that support Nmap (Debian, Red Hat, Suse, Trinux) and of
   course FreeBSD, NetBSD, & OpenBSD.  Does anyone know if Nmap ships
   with the latest from Mandrake or Corel?  The latest Solaris
   includes some Free software.  If anyone can get them to ship Nmap,
   I will buy you a case of beer :).

-- Added a #define to change vsnprintf to vsprintf on machines which
   do not support the former (mostly Solaris 2.5.1 and earlier).  This
   function is less safe.  For people who care about security, we
   recommend an upgrade to Solaris 8 (or Linux/*BSD).

-- Changed the NmapFE version to 0.<nmap_version> rather than always
   leaving it at 0.9.5 (which was confusing).  Thanks to J.D.K. Chipps
   (jdkc () woptura com) for noticing this.

-- Added support for "-vv" (means the same as "-v -v").  Older
   versions of Nmap supported it (noted by George Kurtz).

Since I am hoping to release a "stable" version soon, please try it
out and let me know if you find any problems.

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-2.30BETA18-1.i386.rpm
rpm -vhU ftp://ftp.server51.freshmeat.net/pub/nmap/nmap-frontend-0.2.30BETA18-1.i386.rpm

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

Cheers,
Fyodor



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