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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Second Edition by Abhinav Singh, Monika Agarwal

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Port scanning – the DNmap way

DNmap was created by Sebastian Garcia in 2009 using the Twisted Python framework. Scanning via Nmap from a single machine will take quite a long time. For this reason, DNmap was created. DNmap is a framework based on client/server architecture as depicted in the following diagram:

Port scanning – the DNmap way

DNmap provides a facility to create a distributed Nmap scanning network using standard client-server architecture, though it is included by default in BackTrack, and can be installed easily on any other system that has Python.

Getting ready

DNmap is already installed in BackTrack 5 R3. If we wish to use it on another system, we can download the ...

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