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Helping NMap Get Better OS Detection
From: "Alan S. Jones" <asj () ipa net>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 20:24:27 -0500

I should qualify based on the previous comment, a "report back all" type
parameter for an IP address might be a nice parameter to gather detailed
info and get hardware/os signatures on equipment.

I don't think nmap was reporting MAC addresses and I figured it could do
that also.

Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 21:23:53 -0500
To: nmap-dev () insecure org
From: "Alan S. Jones" <asj () ipa net>
Subject: Helping NMap Get Better OS Detection

I was wondering does in NMap have a scan setting that says tell me all
about this device from the perspective that if we captured that data we
could send it in to be included in future NMap releases?

For example today I had Nmap scan our Sharp copier/printer and it reported
it as an Okidata printer.  So a future version could say Sharp or Okidata

I have often wondered though as the scanning process gets better if you had
two boxes like two printers that normally might be reported as the same if
in the future they could be reported as being different if we could get
enough details into NMap's database.

On a side note will we see a final binary of NMap 3.51 etc anytime soon?

Keep up the good work.


Alan S. Jones
asj () ipa net

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