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Re: Windows 7 scanning
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:18:51 -0600

On Sat, May 09, 2009 at 01:25:49AM -0400, Mike Calmus wrote:
I have a Windows 7 RC machine that I just scanned using 4.85BETA8 and am 
getting some odd results. If I do any scan as root (even with -PN) it 
says the host isn't up and quits almost immediately. If instead I run the 
scan as a normal user it returns data even without the -PN flag. Am I 
wrong that this seems odd? What's going on here?

Try scanning with the --send-ip option. Nmap does an ARP ping scan for
hosts on the same subnet, even with -PN, under the logic that if you
can't get an ARP reply from a host then you don't have a chance of port
scanning it. --send-ip disables this behavior.

I am wondering if this has the same cause as Solaris 10 hosts appearing


That was caused by Solaris sending back ARP replies to the broadcast
Ethernet address. If --send-ip works for you, please let us know.

David Fifield

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