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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 22:44:42 -0800
On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 10:41:35PM -0800, Fyodor wrote:
given amount of running time for that host has passed. So if 9
minutes have passed in port scanning, the host only has 1 minute left.
While another host (which finished port scanning more quickly) may
still have 5 minutes left.
To clarify a little more, this means that if the --host-timeout is 10
minutes and the host took 9 minutes to complete port scanning, NSE
only has 1 minute left for that host. But it might have more time
left for hosts which finished port scanning more quickly. This isn't
just a timeout for each script. Each host has a clock you'll see if
you look at how it is done in the other parts of Nmap.
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