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by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Oct 04, 2002 at 17:14 UTC ( #202814=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to

This is not warez. 'Warez' imlies illegally acquired software, i.e. "D00d, come check out my 1337 ftp site. It's got lots of warez like ISOs of all of the M$ software you can imagine." And as much as some people would like it be, port scanning is not illegal. At times, it can come in handy. It can also be used to "case" a server for possible weaknesses. Would a "script kiddie" use a perl port scanner? I doubt it. Nmap is much better suited for their usage. This looks like a legit attempt at learning.

I commend you for having the guts to post this. I can't believe that you would try to get into a flamefest. This is not the kind of thing that I come here to read.

IANA maintains a list of port numbers. It is possible to have a port number as high as 65535. So I am curious why you choose to go up to 65000. Also, you are only scanning for TCP ports. Why not go all out and scan for UDP ports as well?

Update: I forgot to mention that I'm not voting on the flamefest posts. Just please! Please! Don't do it again!

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Re: Re:
by /dev/null (Chaplain) on Oct 04, 2002 at 17:23 UTC
    Mr. Muskrat,
    I am sorry for not killing the circle of flame but I had to stand up for what I thought was right. This script was not intended for hacking into a workstation. I wrote this script strictly for checking services running on a few of my clients. Thanks for the input.. i'll consider changing the script to check all portnumbers and UDP ports.

      In that case I believe that, didactic as this effort may have been :-), you should really follow merlyn's (brashly expressed) suggestion to use nmap, a very versatile and solid tool for all manner of network examination tasks.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Re:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 20, 2004 at 16:10 UTC
    Script kiddies aside, NMAP is possibly the best scanner ever coded (other than Nessus which uses NMAP as part of it's design). Although this is interesting , to compare the two is ludicrous.

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