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Re: Nmap 4.02Alpha1 Released
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 00:13:30 -0800

On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 04:23:09PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
On 3/4/06, AgentSmith15 <agentsmith15 () gmail com> wrote:

Surely the point would be to make nmap integrate with the TCPA features in
modern machines to ensure that all outgoing packets have the correct
security flags (see RFC 3514), ending once and for all the threat of
misconfigured firewalls inadvertantly allowing portscanning.  As a pleasant
side effect, it would make it so that any music you share, legally or
otherwise, using nmap can only be played on approved hardware.

I thought the question was oblique enough to mask my true intentions
so that the actual implementation would surprise everyone.  But, wow,
you just nailed it!  Fortunately, I don't think anyone has yet devised
my hidden agenda for the proposed animated paperclip feature!

In slightly more serious news, there was one feature proposal I added
to the survey, then before uploading the change I decided it was cool
enough to implement it no matter what anyone else thinks :).  Keep an
eye out in the next week.


PS:  That survey URL, again, is

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