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Re: nmap vs multiple IP address on one NIC
From: 'David Fifield' <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 01:29:42 -0700

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 07:16:26AM -0000, Rob Nicholls wrote:
But perhaps it solves the problem that GV has mentioned (and I suspect is a
separate problem to mine). It does, however, appear to change --iflist quite
a lot as it no longer shows any interfaces that are down (e.g. my Broadcom
gigabit Ethernet adapter that's enabled but doesn't currently have a network
cable plugged into it):

David, was that intentional? All previous versions of nmap that I can
remember have listed the down interfaces too.

No, that wasn't intentional. I misunderstood part of the previous code.
But it might have been in error anyway:

        for(i=0; i < (int) entry->intf_alias_num; i++) {
          if (entry->intf_alias_addrs[i].addr_type == ADDR_TYPE_IP) {
            addr_ntos(&entry->intf_alias_addrs[i], (struct sockaddr *) &dcrn->ifaces[numifaces].addr);
            dcrn->ifaces[numifaces].netmask_bits = entry->intf_alias_addrs[i].addr_bits;
            break;
          }
          if (i == (int) entry->intf_alias_num)
            return 0; /* No IPv4 addresses found for this interface */
        }

If I'm not mistaken the test (i == (int) entry->intf_alias_num) can
never be true, so execution always continues after the loop. I don't
know if that's what it's supposed to do or not. Anyway, the attached
patch will hopefully fix the interface alias issue and report interfaces
with --iflist in the same way as before, i.e., showing down interfaces.
I also attached a cumulative patch so you can see how this patch differs
from the last one.

David Fifield

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