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Re: GSoC 2011 Ideas
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:43:21 -0700

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:19:44PM +0000, Nick Nikolaou wrote:
*Cross-posted on the Nmap SoC mailing list.*

Hello everyone,

Now that Nmap is officially accepted into this year's Google Summer of Code
I thought it would be a good idea to let you know of my interest to
participate and maybe start discussing ideas.

I'm a second year Computer Networks student in London. This would be my
first year applying to the program and I'm planning to apply for one of the
Nmap Scripting Engine slots.  I've been following the Nmap-dev and few
other seclists.org mailing lists for a few weeks now.  I already read "Nmap
Network Scanning"  and I'm currently getting familiar with the Lua syntax
(By looking at/writing NSE scripts and reading "Programming in Lua"). I also
have some experience with C/C++ and Java.

Looking at the SecWiki, are there any scripts that are considered to be
"high priority" or any other scripts that you would like to see implemented
so I can start looking into them? Any feedback/suggestions on how to prepare
and increase my chances of being accepted?

Hi Nick, it looks like you're preparing yourself well. I think we're
going to try to get all the script ideas on the wiki page, so that
should be the main place to refer to. We haven't yet picked out
"high-priority" scripts from the list. targets-sniffer would be a good
one to begin with--it's got some technical challenges but shouldn't be
much code.

David Fifield
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