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Re: Banner Grabbing
From: Bradley Kite <bradley () deathsgate demon co uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 12:47:55 +0100

Hi there Sean.

I am currently halfway through writing a patch that:

A: Logs direct to PostgreSQL database.
B: Captures banners on TCP connections (and logs to postgres too...)

I will post it to this list as soon as its complete.


On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 05:43:09AM -0700, Sean Donner wrote:
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Subject: Banner Grabbing
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I think the one thing that this scanner is really missing is banner grabbing.  With this option implemented into 
nmap, you could scan your network and see which services are giving up too much info, telnet is espeically guilty of 
this. I would imagine that this option would not be too hard to implement, although it would require a full tcp 
handshake and thus toss stealth scanning out the door with this on.  A good idea would to also send a "HEAD / 
HTTP/1.0" command if a timeout occured while trying to grab a banner.  Im new to this mailing list, so im not sure if 
this has been talked about before but I did not see it in any of the archives.  Feedback is much appreciated. Thanks

Software Developer/Data Management Specialist
Alchemetics Ltd, http://www.alchemetrics.co.uk
pgp key: http://www.deathsgate.demon.co.uk/bradley.key.asc

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