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Re: Nmap/netwag problem.
From: Martin Mačok <martin.macok () underground cz>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 13:49:48 +0200

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 02:25:18PM +0200, Kaj Huisman wrote:

Anyway. a 'full connect' scan (one that performs the complete
three-way handshake will _always_ (?) be the most reliable.

You mean connect() scan? No, with connect() API you can't properly
distinguish between RST (closed port) and ICMP Port Unreachable
(filtered port) for example [RFC 1122] ...

My sugeestion is to perform either a nmap connect scan on the ports
from both results or to manually telnet to the ports and see the

Regarding Nmap, the fastest and most reliable scanning technique is
SYN scan, not a connect() scan ...

Martin Mačok
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