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Re: Zenmap Compare really broken?
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 20:58:30 -0700

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 05:11:05PM -0600, David Fifield wrote:
On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 11:24:33AM -0600, Kris Katterjohn wrote:
You still don't get anything from the HTML browser view, because that
only compares the text outputs. Now it gives a more helpful error
message explaining the situation instead of claiming you haven't
selected two scans yet. I decided to allow it to open the browser if
even one of the scans has text output, although it's not very helpful if
only one does because you get an all-insertions or all-deletions diff.

It sure would be great if Zenmap made a smarter diff.  After all, I
can easily take two Nmap normal-format output files and run diff on
them.  But Zenmap has the big advantage of actually parsing and
understanding the Nmap XML output.  So it could, theoretically, give a
much more useful picture of what has changed in terms of new/removed
host or new/removed listening services (and ideally it could handle
misc. changes like OS detection, MAC address, NSE results, etc.)

I don't know if it is possible this summer, but it would certainly be
cool.

Cheers,
-F

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