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Re: Bug (same but different) Solaris 8, 4.85BETA4 localhost scan.
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 16:43:27 -0600

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:20:19AM +0000, Dom De Vitto wrote:
If you recall the well-known:
'Scanning an IP that is an interface address on a Solaris (8) box doesn't
work except with -sT scanning.' issue,

well it looks like the symptom has changed:
[ Solaris-8-box ]# nmap -sS -p 1  1.2.3.4

Starting Nmap 4.85BETA4 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2009-03-29 11:12 BST
pcap_open_live(lo0, 100, 0, 200) FAILED. Reported error: lo0: No DLPI device
found.  Will wait 5 seconds then retry.
pcap_open_live(lo0, 100, 0, 200) FAILED. Reported error: lo0: No DLPI device
found.  Will wait 25 seconds then retry.
Call to pcap_open_live(lo0, 100, 0, 200) failed three times. Reported error:
lo0: No DLPI device found
There are several possible reasons for this, depending on your operating
system:
LINUX: If you are getting Socket type not supported, try modprobe af_packet
or recompile your kernel with SOCK_PACKET enabled.
*BSD:  If you are getting device not configured, you need to recompile your
kernel with Berkeley Packet Filter support.  If you are getting No such file
or directory, try creating the device (eg cd /dev; MAKEDEV <device>; or use
mknod).
*WINDOWS:  Nmap only supports ethernet interfaces on Windows for most
operations because Microsoft disabled raw sockets as of Windows XP SP2.
Depending on the reason for this error, it is possible that the
--unprivileged command-line argument will help.
SOLARIS:  If you are trying to scan localhost and getting '/dev/lo0: No such
file or directory', complain to Sun.  I don't think Solaris can support
advanced localhost scans.  You can probably use "-PN -sT localhost" though.

Or maybe this is another bug?  Either way, I guess the diagnostic could do
with updating (or broadening by removing 'and getting...direcotory'"  ?

Thanks for the suggestion. I updated the error message to include the
new error. Maybe the old one ("No such file or directory") isn't used
anymore? We had a "No DLPI device found" report in 2006:
        http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2006/q2/0127.html

David Fifield

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