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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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Performing a TCP SYN scan

TCP SYN scans, otherwise known as half open scans, are very useful because of their specific scanning nature; they are often not logged by the target device. This allows you to scan a host without leaving traces of the scan:

nmap -sS -p- 192.168.56.102 

Upon scanning the host, you will notice that we have discovered the same open ports.

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