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RE: Nmap as a library
From: Daniel Miller <bonsaiviking () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:43:21 -0500

Forgot to include the list on this, sorry.


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From: Daniel Miller <bonsaiviking () gmail com>
Date: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: Nmap as a library
To: Andreas Marschke <andreas.marschke () googlemail com>


Andreas,

Unfortunately, your suggestion would not solve things "once and for
all," since a library API would likely be less stable than the current
XML output is. I've been using (and contributing code to) the Perl
Nmap-Parser library for years, and it hasn't had a problem dealing
with the many changes in Nmap. This is mostly because XML is
eXtensible, so adding new output elements (like script output)
shouldn't break old parsers.

Dan
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