Security Basics
Re: nmap root vs user question Oct 14 2013 10:58PM
ToddAndMargo (ToddAndMargo zoho com)

On 10/07/2013 06:47 AM, Mikhail A. Utin wrote:
> HI,
> I never run Nmap as user. The software uses OS resources, which
require root privilege. BTW, if you run GUI Nmap Like NmapFE, and as a
user, it will tell you that "You are *NOT* root - Some options are not
available".
>
> Regards
>
> Mikhail Utin, CISSP

Hi Mikhail,

Thank you!

Seems NMapFE is also known as xnmap and zenmap.
I need to play with it more as it will make logs. I
figure that my logs should go into my records as part
of the documentation of any tests.

-T

$ repoquery --list nmap-frontend
...
/usr/bin/nmapfe
/usr/bin/xnmap
/usr/bin/zenmap
...

$ ls -al /usr/bin/nmapfe /usr/bin/xnmap /usr/bin/zenmap
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 6 Sep 11 17:10 /usr/bin/nmapfe -> zenmap
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 6 Sep 11 17:10 /usr/bin/xnmap -> zenmap
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 9018 Mar 20 2013 /usr/bin/zenmap

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