May 14, 2005

Nmap Operating System Fingerprinting

Part V of Secrets of Network Cartography: A Comprehensive Guide to nmap 3.81 is now online! This most recent addition details the process of operating system fingerprinting.

After reading through this new addition, you'll learn how nmap locates and identifies operating systems without starting an application session or authenticating to the remote device! You'll also find the most comprehensive documentation of nmap's nmap-os-fingerprints support file, a process that took many hours of source code analysis.

I'm rounding the turn on this project, and a faint glimmer of light can be seen in the far, far distance. Thanks for all of your feedback, and keep those suggestions coming!

Posted by james_messer at May 14, 2005 05:55 PM



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