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Nmap 6 fails to initialize on Windows xp sp3
From: Venkataramanappa Sathyanarayana <Sathyanarayana.V () technicolor com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 14:54:12 +0200


I tried Nmap6  on Windows XP SP3. As startup, Nmap performed address resolution with Neighbor solicitation sent using 
unspecified address and Source Link layer address option.
Neighbor Solicitation message must not be sent with source as unspecified address and having source link layer as 
specified in RFC4861 section 7.1.1. Snapshot of the same indicated in bold.

7.1.1<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4861#section-7.1.1>.  Validation of Neighbor Solicitations

   A node MUST silently discard any received Neighbor Solicitation

   messages that do not satisfy all of the following validity checks:

      - The IP Hop Limit field has a value of 255, i.e., the packet

        could not possibly have been forwarded by a router.

      - ICMP Checksum is valid.

      - ICMP Code is 0.

      - ICMP length (derived from the IP length) is 24 or more octets.

      - Target Address is not a multicast address.

      - All included options have a length that is greater than zero.

      - If the IP source address is the unspecified address, the IP

        destination address is a solicited-node multicast address.

      - If the IP source address is the unspecified address, there is no

        source link-layer address option in the message.

Sathyanarayana Venkataramanappa
QACC Engineer
Digital Delivery Group

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