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RE: Using nmap as an ISP troubleshooting tool?
From: "Craig Humphrey" <Craig.Humphrey () chapmantripp com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:29:12 +1200

Ouch!, so you want to write software that:

1) Runs on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, AmigaOS, etc)
2) Detects their OS version (including all 33 variations of Vista
3) Detects if there is a firewall
        a) on their PC,
        b) on their connection and
        c) anywhere else and
4) Detects what firewall that is...

Hmm... Sounds like you've just reached Nirvana.... :0

While there are probably simpler ways to find some of this info (start
at Page 1: "Is there a 'Start' button at the bottom left of your
screen?...), to a degree it certainly makes sense (once you have
permission from the user and their ISP) to use tools like nmap to try
and determine what else is going on.

Just my 2c.


-----Original Message-----
From: nmap-dev-bounces () insecure org 
[mailto:nmap-dev-bounces () insecure org] On Behalf Of AgentSmith15
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:25 AM
To: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Re: Using nmap as an ISP troubleshooting tool?

Wouldn't it be easier to develop software for the client to 
run, and it
reports back what OS and firewall are running?

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