NMAP – A Best Network Scanning Tool for Ethical Hacker in 2018

Howdy friends as we know that network scanning plays a vital role in ethical hacking so I’m going to share you the best Network scanning software which you must know.

Note: This post is for those who are new to hacking and don’t know which hacking tool they should use for best outcomes.

What is network scanning??

Network scanning is the procedure for identifying active hosts on a network, both to attack them or for network security assessment.

Network scanning is the discovery of hosts/devices on a network, and they tend to use an open discovery protocol such as ICMP and SNMP to collect information, they could also scan various ports on remote hosts for in search of well-known services in an try and further identify the performance of a remote host.The next stage of enumeration is to fingerprint the Operating System of the remote host. Source--wiki

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Best Network Scanning Tools for Ethical Hacker 2018

NMAP (A Network Scanning Tool)

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it helpful for tasks such as community inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Tool Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to find out what hosts are available on the network, what the providers (application title and version) those hosts are offering, what working systems (and OS versions) they’re running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of different traits. It was designed to quickly scan massive networks, however, works fine in opposition to single hosts. Nmap runs on all main computer operating systems, and official binary packages can be found for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Along with the basic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite contains an advanced GUI and results in the viewer (Zenmap), a versatile data transfer, debugging and redirection tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis device (Nping). credits–nmap.org

Features of NMAP

The highly effective networking scanning software nmap consists of following features like this is flexible and powerful to use. This is also portable easy to use. The tool has a various method to understand it by helping support also it includes well-documented files to understand how to use the nmap tool. The nmap is acclaimed and popular. And these all features you get free of cost in nmap tool.



A lot of operating systems support Nmap tool some are:

Linux (all distributions)
Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD
Sun Solaris and many more


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So, friends, nmap is the best-known network scanning software for hackers. Hope you liked it. I’ll come tomorrow with another exciting article related to finest hacking tools, so till that follow us to stay up to date.