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Re: [NSE] Lua implementation merged into Nmap trunk
From: Patrick Donnelly <batrick () batbytes com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 05:38:02 -0600

Hi Jah,

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 3:04 PM, jah <jah () zadkiel plus com> wrote:
On 05/04/2009 09:11, Patrick Donnelly wrote:
...Because the script engine is now written in Lua, users can
also inspect how the engine actually runs their code. Further, because
nse_main.lua is recompiled across Nmap invocations, a user can
actually change how NSE operates without recompiling Nmap. For
example, one could add more debug output when developing scripts among
other endless possibilities.
Nice work Patrick, this change is cool and should make hacking NSE a
whole lot easier.

Thought it might be useful to see the port number in debug output at the
start and finishing of a script and have attached a patch.

This is a good patch and I've applied it in r13103.

Thanks (and sorry for the late reply),

-Patrick Donnelly

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing
to do and always a clever thing to say."

-Will Durant

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