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Re: Nmap 4.22SOC8 released
From: "Kris Katterjohn" <katterjohn () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:45:32 -0500
On 10/28/07, Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> wrote:
Hi everyone! I'm please to release Nmap 4.22SOC8 with all of our
changes in the last 2 weeks. The de-bloating project continues,
thanks in a large part to David. Check out the size trend:
-rw-r--r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 7109087 Aug 17 15:59 nmap-4.22SOC4.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 7102810 Aug 18 15:10 nmap-4.22SOC5.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 4896587 Aug 29 02:13 nmap-4.22SOC6.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 4324612 Oct 11 02:26 nmap-4.22SOC7.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 3637650 Oct 28 20:18 nmap-4.22SOC8.tar.bz2
And it will get even smaller when gen1 OS detection and NmapFE go
away. I'll send an email about those shortly.
But my biggest concern--even more important than debloating--is to get
a stable release out there! The last stable release, 4.20, was
released in December of last year! These new versions are so much
better that we really need to replace 4.20. So please test out this
latest version and report any problems you encounter. Of course
reports with patches are the best, but we also welcome bug reports if
Nmap crashes, fails to compile, or you encounter any other problems.
Please send the reports to nmap-dev.
This release includes many great changes. It introduces Zenmap (the
new name for the integrated Umit), removes the whole massping()
system, includes your latest service detection submissions for more
than 4500 signatures, includes Kris's new protocol ping (-PO), and
Do you think you should add SOC8 to the front page of Insecure.org?
This is there currently:
"Update: Nmap 4.21ALPHA4 is now available on the download page. It
includes experimental support for the Nmap Scripting Engine."
But if they click on the download page they get SOC8 anyway. We may
get more testing if you show there is something new.
The down side is that people may download this thinking it's more of a
I'm just thinking that if they click on the download page and get SOC8
instead of ALPHA4, then it may be good to put SOC8 on the front page.
But enough of that, yay new release! :)
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