Python has libraries that allow you to execute
nmap scans directly, either through the interactive interpreter or by building multifaceted attack tools. For this example, let's use the
nmap library to scan our local Kali instance for a Secure Shell (SSH) service port. Make sure that the service has started by executing the
/etc/init.d/ssh start command. Then install the Python
nmap libraries with
pip install python-nmap.
You can now execute a scan by directly using the libraries, importing them, and assigning
nmap.PortScanner() to a variable. That instantiated variable can then be used to execute scans. Let's perform an example scan within the interactive interpreter. The following is an example of a scan for