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Re: How to cancel a script scan
From: Ron <ron () skullsecurity net>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:16:37 -0500
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On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:35:30 +0100 Houcem HACHICHA <houcem.hachicha () gmail com> wrote:
Is there a way to cancel an undergoing script scan? (without losing
the portscan results of course)
Thanks in advance,
There's a secret way: pull out your network cable.
It doesn't work for every script, but in most cases it'll cause the script scan to fail quickly.
Something that Nmap really ought to have, and maybe we should add it to the TODO list if it isn't already there, is the
ability to display the "output so far" when you kill nmap with ctrl-c. That way, if you have to kill a scan half-way
through, you don't lose all the data you've already accumulated.
One step further would be to add a feature like Hydra or John has, where it'll save its progress to a file and can
resume from where it left off. That'd be super awesome, but I'm not sure if it's possible.
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