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Re: Nmap 4.85BETA9 on Windows XP - error "Invalid target host specification:"
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:12:14 -0600

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 12:59:17PM +0200, Dennis Murray wrote:
On Windows XP Sp2,  I get:
 
C:\D\utils\nmap\UsrScripts>nmap -sV -p 22,53,110,143,4564 10.78.35.19

Starting Nmap 4.85BETA9 ( http://nmap.org <http://nmap.org>  ) at
2009-05-27 12:54 South Africa Standard Time
Invalid target host specification: 53
QUITTING!

On a Linux version, using V4.53, for same command, I get correct output:

dennis () eric-desktop:~$ <mailto:dennis () eric-desktop:~$>  nmap -sV -p 22,53,110,143,4564 10.78.35.19

Starting Nmap 4.53 ( http://insecure.org <http://insecure.org>  ) at
2009-05-27 12:54 SAST
Interesting ports on cnan0402s001.stores.fr-prod.edcon.co.za
(10.78.35.19):
PORT     STATE  SERVICE VERSION
22/tcp   closed ssh
53/tcp   closed domain
110/tcp  closed pop3
143/tcp  closed imap
4564/tcp closed unknown

I cannot reproduce this with Windows XP SP3. Do you have something set
in the Windows shell that makes it split arguments on commas?

David Fifield

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