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From: Garrett Reid <garrett.reid () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:18:53 -0600

I'm not sure if this is the right place to report this, so apologies  
in advance if it isn't.

For some reason, after installing VMWare Fusion Beta3 (the current  
beta for mac users), nmap will not run as root:
 garrett$ sudo nmap localhost
Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-04-29 19:06 MDT
getinterfaces: Failed to open ethernet interface (vmnet8). A  
possible cause on BSD operating systems is running out of BPF  
devices (see http://seclists.org/lists/nmap-dev/2006/Jan-Mar/ 
0014.html).
QUITTING!

However, if run as a non-root user, it works fine:
garrett$ nmap localhost
Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-04-29 19:16 MDT
Interesting ports on localhost (127.0.0.1)

I'm not sure if this is nmap using the wrong interface, or vmware  
breaking raw sockets or just what is going on, so I've posted this  
bug to both parties. However, since this is a mailing-list, I'll  
hopefully be getting some feedback from here =)

-Garrett

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