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nmap root vs user question Oct 04 2013 09:29PM
ToddAndMargo (ToddAndMargo zoho com) (3 replies)
Hi All,

"#" is my "root" prompt and "$" is my user prompt.

Question: why does namp sometimes work as root
and not as a user? Why no warning that a command
has to be run as root?

This works as root:
# nmap -p T:5020,5900 192.168.202.210
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2013-10-04 14:25 PDT
Nmap scan report for 192.168.202.210
Host is up (0.00063s latency).
PORT STATE SERVICE
5020/tcp filtered zenginkyo-1
5900/tcp filtered vnc

Same command does not work as a user:
$ nmap -p T:5020,5900 192.168.202.210
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2013-10-04 14:25 PDT
Note: Host seems down. If it is really up, but blocking our
ping probes, try -Pn

Many thanks,
-T

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[ reply ]
RE: nmap root vs user question Oct 07 2013 02:39PM
Rob (synja synfulvisions com)
Re: nmap root vs user question Oct 07 2013 12:30PM
Robert Larsen (robert the-playground dk) (1 replies)
RE: nmap root vs user question Oct 07 2013 03:58PM
Jeff Fears (jfears apusolutions com)
Re: nmap root vs user question Oct 07 2013 12:24PM
Jason Hellenthal (jhellenthal dataix net)


 

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