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Re: Ctrl-C annoyance
From: alex medvedev <alexm () pycckue org>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 18:36:27 -0500 (CDT)

hallo again,

here is a small fix to the patch i posted last week in case somebody would
want to really use it.
it checks if the list of ports is not empty before outputting:

+       if (currenths) /* it may be empty */
+               printportoutput(currenths, &currenths->ports);
+       else    /* daaang... a fast ctrl-c'er... */
+               fprintf(stderr, "nothing yet... be patient...\n");

so, if there exists a really fast ctrl-c'er, she wouldn't be able to make
nmap segfault in the very beginning of its execution when no data had been
collected yet.

the files attached are a cumulative patch.

-alexm
18:24 06/04/2004
PS: pls CC me if you want to contact me as i am not on the list.



On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, alex medvedev wrote:

hi,

i do not use nmap frequently, nor do i scan very often...
but when i do i am always surprised why nmap does not report anything when
Ctrl-C is pressed and simply runs a cleanup.

when scanning slow networks or firewalls that filter everything nmap may
just sit there for many minutes.

here is a small patch that prints out the ports "collected so far" when
the Ctrl-C combination is pressed.

when Ctrl-C is pressed 3 times it simply quits nmap.
i didn't bother to check what i broke, but i made currenths global
in main.cc

-alexm
17:50 29/03/2004


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