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Re: Suspect that --host-timeout is not working in 4.50?
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 19:05:19 -0800

On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 03:00:00AM +0000, jah wrote:
On 16/12/2007 04:08, Randolph Reitz wrote:


So there are two issues here.  One, the script doesn't obey 
--host-timeout and Two, there's a bug, I think, in bruteTelnet.
Can anyone shed any light on the first?  Are NSE scripts supposed to 
obey --host-timeout?  Is there a way for the script to get that 
information from nmap api?

Yes, NSE (and all other parts of Nmap) need to enforce --host-timeout.
The scripts themselves don't need to worry about it--Nmap itself
should abandon probing a host when the timeout hits.  This doesn't
seem to be working for NSE, and that is an important bug which needs
to be fixed.

Cheers,
-F

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