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Nov 19 2009   3:21PM GMT

Online Nmap video training – scan your network

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Nmap has been around a long time. It has become an indispensable tool for identifying systems, services and vulnerabilities on a network. It has also been featured in movies like The Matrix Reloaded, Bourne Ultimatum and Die Hard 4. What other network tool do you have in your toolkit that is a movie star?

I came across a great training resource for Nmap. It is a video by the author of Nmap, Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon. This particular video is from Defcon 16 Black Hat Briefings 2008. It is a great video because you learn some tips and tricks from the Nmap master. Take some time and learn about scan timing settings in Nmap that can get you results much faster. Learn also about analyzing responses of firewalled hosts versus non-firewalled hosts. The tips I learned in this video made a big difference in getting my job done.

The CosmoLearning website has a lot of excellent computer science content. This is a website to bookmark if you are a computer professional or student. You will find something of interest whether it be artificial intelligence, computer graphics, programming theory, or robotics.

Thanks for reading & let’s continue to be good network citizens!

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