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Re: Flushing output
From: magnus () linuxtag org (Nils Magnus)
Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 04:00:41 +0200


On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 03:06:32PM +0000, grutz wrote:
Here's something I'd like to see added that would help with rate-limited 
testing: really flushing out all the information nmap currently has 
about a host when interrupted with a SIGINT. It sucks to have been 
scanning 65535 ports on a subnet of 4 machines, have 3 of them be 
completed while one just sort of sits there, slowly responding. If you 
send nmap a SIGINT (^C) while it's hung on the last machine you don't 
get any information in the output other than the scan info. Now you have 
to rescan the previous hosts again.

That's why I suggested some time ago to introduce a handler for SIGUSR1
or something that makes nmap flush all data on a current host (or set of
target hosts) and move on to the next one.


Nils Magnus
Program-Chair LinuxTag 2005 Free Conference Program

LinuxTag 2005: Where .com meets .org - magnus () linuxtag org

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