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Re: [NSE] Dropbox LanSync host collection
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:24:48 -0800

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 06:30:49PM -0600, Mak Kolybabi wrote:
Yesterday we had the first of (hopefully) many hackathons here in Winnipeg. We
decided to write a bunch of Nmap scripts as our activity. Attached is the first
of these scripts, submitted for (hopefully) inclusion into Nmap. More will

This script has a single problem that we could not resolve. If another process
has bound a UDP socket to the broadcast address on the same port, the bind call
will succeed, but will never receive packets. This will come up if Dropbox is
running on the same host as Nmap.

Comments, concerns, criticism, and testing are appreciated.

I've added your script. Thanks, guys. I moved it into the new
"discovery" category and also changed the name from "p2p" to
"broadcast". What do you think? Did you have a common pattern in mind
for scripts named p2p-*?

David Fifield
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