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RE: Win32 version of Nmap can't connect to host on Windows XP pro.
From: "John L Richardson" <JohnLRichardson () cox net>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 05:54:09 -0800

Yes I had also tried -P0 (on www.google.com ) which only hangs,
but this is not the problem.

The problem I am seeing ( Host xxx appears to be down [for all xxx])
is only on XP and things work fine on Win2K.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Marschall [mailto:peter () adpm de]
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 5:23 AM
To: John L Richardson; fyodor () insecure org; nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Re: Win32 version of Nmap can't connect to host on Windows XP


On Sunday 01 February 2004 13:52, John L Richardson wrote:
When I tried using it on my Windows XP pro laptop it cannot connect to the

Here is what I see:
./nmap.exe -v www.google.com

Starting nmap 3.50 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap ) at 2004-02-01 04:46
Pacific Standard Time
Host appears to be down, skipping it.
Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our ping probes,
try -P0
Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (0 hosts up) scanned in 12.088 seconds

Have you tried following the instructions given ?
  nmap -v -P0 www.google.com

See the nmap man page for an explanation what -P0 does.


Peter Marschall
eMail: peter () adpm de

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