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Re: Time to lose gen1 OS detection?
From: MadHat Unspecific <madhat () unspecific com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:25:08 -0500

kx wrote:
Just to add another side to the thread...

If we dropped gen1 now, gen2 is the only option.

Would that maybe nudge more folks to turn in gen2 submissions, thus
addressing the gap?

Also, for those who says they have old boxes that aren't in gen2, I
gotta ask, why haven't you turned in a submission? =)

If only gen1 detects the OS, does a note to submit come up, or is it 
only if it is not found or the number of -v's used?

Pardon my laziness for not just checking for myself.



Cheers,
  kx



On 10/29/07, Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> wrote:
1st generation Nmap OS detection had a great run, lasting 9 years.
But now that the 2nd generation DB has grown considerably, it may be
about time to let gen1 OS detection go.  It complicates the code, and
the gen1 DB itself takes up more than 800K of space.

Then gen2 system still only has 827 fingerprints compared to 1684 in
gen1.  But the new system has better fingerprints, and for more recent
and relevant system.

So gen1 OS detection will probably be gone in the next release unless
I hear from people who can demonstrate good reasons for it to stay.
If you scan large networks and find that -O1 still works better than
-O2, that's the sort of thing we'd like to hear.

Cheers,
-F

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