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Re: Nmap script ideas wiki
From: Ron <ron () skullsecurity net>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:13:32 -0500

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:14:29 +0200 Toni Ruottu <toni.ruottu () iki fi> wrote:
The problem
present in many of them is that the protocol may be really open and
powerful, so deciding how far to go in the scan is hard. 
That's a good question, and one that I run into a lot. 

What I typically do with Nmap is go as far as I am reasonably able to. That's what differentiates Nmap from other 
scanners like Nexpose, Nessus, etc - Most security scanners are simply concerned with find out if a vulnerability 
exists or not, and perhaps proving it, then generating a report and letting the user/customer/whoever know how 
vulnerable they are. 

Nmap scriptings, on the other hand, are extensions to nmap's probing techniques. I see them as a way to get 
additionally data/information from a host that may interest the scanner (whether they're a pentester, etc). 

So, IMO, you should go as far as you can. 

Ron
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