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Re: fast nmap scan of XP boxes?
From: Tim <tim-pentest () sentinelchicken org>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:04:13 -0400

I am using nmap to create a list of targets that I will then use other
tools to test.  My problem is how can I do a fast scan of a large (class
B) network of systems running XP, most with firewalling turned on?  Will
nmap -sP still find the systems if ping does not?

What I am trying now is a tcp connect scan to the M$ ports.  It seems
to find all the systems, but it takes a VERY long time. 

nmap provides quite good man pages.  I recommend you read through them.

-sP -PS 135,139,445

might just do the trick, but you should decide this for yourself after
reading the documentation on the -PX options.

tim

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