Home page logo
/

nmap-dev logo Nmap Development mailing list archives

Re: External call for nmap
From: Matt Burnett <marukka () mac com>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:37:45 -0600

Yeah a lot of people (including me) write programs that call nmap directly.
Im not on the nmap dev team but I doubt this anyone will turn nmap into a
library, I havent checked but I just doubt it will happen. Its not that hard
to launch nmap with the apis provided on any unix/linux box, probably
wind0ze too. On MacOS X its trivial to run cli programs via the NSTask
class, if you donĀ¹t have a mac then GNUstep might provide that class. Then
most frontends just dump stdout to a text box. If you need to know specific
information then either use regular expressions to scan stdout, or read
nmap's XML log. 

On 12/1/03 2:04 PM, "Laurent Estieux"
<laurent.estieux.mail_spam_interdit () free fr> wrote:

I don't know if this is the right mailing-list to post this question but
I try :) (sorry for my poor english)

I see many program around nmap and when I look into the code, all of
them are calling directly the binary.

So, is it planned to make an nmap library ? I saw a few years ago, a
post which made me hoping for such an API but I don't know if this idea
is just postponed or was cancelled...

I know it would be more constructive to help coding such a feature but,
I'm not a real "hacker", just an nmap addicted user. (nothing to compare
with Trinity :) )

laurent dot estieux at free dot fr



---------------------------------------------------------------------
For help using this (nmap-dev) mailing list, send a blank email to
nmap-dev-help () insecure org . List archive: http://seclists.org




---------------------------------------------------------------------
For help using this (nmap-dev) mailing list, send a blank email to
nmap-dev-help () insecure org . List archive: http://seclists.org



  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]