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RE: Suggested patch
From: "Carl-Johan Bostorp" <carl-johan.bostorp () hps se>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 13:58:23 +0100

Well, here's the thing. I expected the program not to ping anything, therefor I used -P0. The program didn't perform as 
expected, and if you agree that -P0 actually should mean "Do not use any form of ping" then by logic, this patch should 
be applied. If I did want it to ARP ping, I would've used -PR, but I didn't want that.

The situation that triggered this was an erroneous netmask on the interface. The routing however was set up correctly, 
so I decided not to modify anything on account of me not having physical access to the machine in case the network went 


(p.s., I'm not on the list so Cc:ing replies to me is a good idea if you want further input from me)

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard van den Berg [mailto:richard.vandenberg () ins com]
Sent: on 2006-01-25 12:25
To: Carl-Johan Bostorp
Cc: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Re: Suggested patch
Carl-Johan Bostorp wrote:
I came across a situation where I didn't want nmap to even do ARP ping
on the localnet, and found out that -P0 didn't work as I expected then.
Here's a patch to fix that.
There is no need for this patch. Simply use |--send-ip as documented
here http://www.insecure.org/nmap/man/man-host-discovery.html


Richard van den Berg

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