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From: "Candido Rodriguez" <kan () sugus eii us es>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:17:56 +0200 (CEST)

Another good idea in this list is to include the header 'Reply-To' ;)

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Subject: Re: Some NMAP GUI ideas
From:    "Vipe Farcaller" <farcaller () gmail com>
Date:    Mon, June 6, 2005 6:23 pm
To:      "kan () sugus eii us es" <kan () sugus eii us es>

1. Nice idea. Very nice. I think that should be goal #1.
2. Yes, command textbox is also a very useful feature.
3. Profiles - yes. Text or XML data storing - no. It just doesn't look
good. I have two networks (~140 and ~30 PCs), it is hard to get the whole
picture using just text and xml data. Database queries are
4. Yes, icon view or list view (for large scans). 32x32 icon can show OS
and some major ports (device type), sucj as www, ftp, smtp.

2005/6/6, kan () sugus eii us es <kan () sugus eii us es>:
1. When user wants to do a scan, instead you have all options in the
same panel, I think it's better to have a Wizard in which you could
choose the method to scan and the options for the selected method. It'd
be easy and intuitive. Also, it always shows a textbox with the nmap
command. 2. In this Wizard, when you choose the method to scan, you can
choose predefined options, like 'Scan SSH servers'. Again, it always
shows a textbox with the nmap command for the predefined options.
3. Profiles: you choose a name and a rule, via wizard, to scan a
network. Then, you can repeat this scan and save the results in its
profile (binary data or XML data), so you could compare the different
results between them. I think there is no need to use MySQL or similar,
because with a simple structure based on directories is enough for this
feature. Anyway, after summer, we could code this feature but you shall
remember that 'Google Summer of Code' must be finished on 1st September.
There would be a lot of files for a profile, so I think it's not
necessary to load and process all of them when the GUI starts. The user
have to activate the profile he needs and then process its files.
For example, you can create a profile named 'DMZ - My company', which I
choose TCP SYN method to scan all my DMZ and it runs every weeks. So, I
have a lot of info to compare, sort, search ,etc :)
4. To visualize the info of a scan, I think it's a good idea a panel
with two columns:
  A) First column with icons of computers. These icons represent computers:
    + Without info: maybe the computer is off?
    + With info: the computer is on and I have info about it. Also, the
icon (maybe 48x48 pixels) could show:
        - Operating System
        - Number of open ports
    The goal: a first look about the computer
  B) Second column with detailed info in a tree o table container, but it
uses little icons, so we have a nice info.

This is my main idea for NmapFE++. Obviously, every points could be
described more and more, but I want to know your opinion :)

Vladimir "Farcaller" Pouzanov

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