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Re: Assessing a machine with 2 NICs
From: Justin.Ross () signalsolutionsinc com
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 09:40:05 -0700

Yes, you'll need to scan both NIC's of the target machine.services can be 
bound to certain IP addresses/adapters, which may mean you will see 
totally different services (open ports) and totally different 
vulnerabilities. For a complete vulnerabilty assessment, you'll also need 
to scan multiple IP addresses sharing the same NIC.

From an assessment/audit point of view, is it necessary to scan both NICs 
using assessment tools like NMap and Nessus? 
Yes.

Will both scan results produce the same findings (as in same ports and 
services open)?
No, not necessarily (and not likely)

Does the OS or applications influence the detection of ports/services on 
different NICs on the same physical machine?
Both, but typically the applications themselves allow configuration of 
binding a service to a specific IP address or interface.

Justin Ross
MCP+I, MCSE, CCNA, CCSA, CCSE
Senior Network Security Engineer
Signal Solutions Inc.    -   http://www.signalcorp.com
Email: Justin.Ross-at-signalsolutionsinc.com







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Assessing a machine with 2 NICs






Lets say we have a machine running critical business applications 
connected to the enterprise network on 2 NICs. From an assessment/audit 
point of view, is it necessary to scan both NICs using assessment tools 
like NMap and Nessus? Will both scan results produce the same findings (as 
in same ports and services open)?
Does the OS or applications influence the detection of ports/services on 
different NICs on the same physical machine?

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