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Unable to use nmap on Windows XP and 2000
From: M.Ashcraft () epixtech com
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:09:28 -0600
I downloaded the nmapwin_1.3.0.exe from www.insecure.org and installed per
I can not get nmap or nmap win to function on Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
In both nmap and nmapwin report "(0 hosts up)" no matter what I do. It
does not return immediately but takes about 30 seconds when scanning a
single IP with default settings. Enabling windows trace etc show that all
I find the following error in the windows XP event log (Similar error is
in Win 2000)
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Time: 2:09:01 PM
The Netgroup Packet Filter service failed to start due to the following
The system cannot find the path specified.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
I have read the docs. I found that the system path had c:\program
files\nmap\\bin and changed to c:\program files\nmap\bin.
I have verified that packet.dll and wpcap.dll exist. XP does not provide
system info as instructed. Win 2000 shows npf as stopped.
I have uninstalled wpcap and reinstalled.
Any ideas on where to go next.
- Unable to use nmap on Windows XP and 2000 M . Ashcraft (Oct 24)