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Re: NSE loop issue with filtered ports
From: Brandon Enright <bmenrigh () ucsd edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 22:41:01 +0000

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On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:34:28 -0600
"Thomas Buchanan" <TBuchanan () thecompassgrp net> wrote:

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[mailto:nmap-dev-bounces () insecure org] On Behalf Of Thomas Buchanan
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:07 PM
To: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: NSE loop issue with filtered ports

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This issue shows up on both Linux and Windows test systems.  
If anybody
would like the test script I used, I'll be happy to share it.  If any
more information would be helpful, I'll try to provide it.

Thanks,

Thomas



A little additional testing showed that this behavior seems to have been
introduced between nmap-4.22SOC6 and nmap-4.22SOC7.  Could it be related
to the change from l_nsock_connect to l_nsock_connect_queued?  


Almost certainly.  There was a file handle limitation (and thrashing) issue
to which Majek and David cooked up solutions that were both applied.  A
minimum number of parallel NSOCK handles was set to 10 so that NSE could
still get work done even when the max-parallelism was really low.

Any script that tries to open up more than the max-parallelism (at least
more than 10) before using them will deadlock.

I suppose there could be other issues too.  Can you provide your script or
at least describe what triggers the issue?

Brandon

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