nmap remote os detection

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Keith Ng, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Keith Ng

    Keith Ng Guest

    Hi,

    I would like to know if I can use nmap to detect remote OS exclusively
    without doing the port scanning. There doesn't seem to be a switch to turn
    off the default TCP SYN scan.

    Thanks

    Keith
     
    Keith Ng, Feb 19, 2004
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  2. No. The OS fingerprinting analyzes data gathered during the scan.
     
    Owen Jacobson, Feb 22, 2004
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  3. Keith Ng

    Syam Guest

    you can try passive os fingerprinting if possible. try ettercap and p0f !
     
    Syam, Feb 23, 2004
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  4. Keith Ng

    Keith Ng Guest

    Thanks guys

    "Syam" <> wrote in
     
    Keith Ng, Feb 23, 2004
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