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The network diagnostic utility nmap compiles perfectly on OS X 10.1.4.

[Editor's note: If you have fink installed, you can simply do a "sudo fink install nmap" to get it up and running. nmap is a very powerful tool for finding open ports on your network, amongst other features. Of course, as with some of the other tools covered on macosxhints, it could be put to use in a malicious manner. Use it wisely to help secure your own network.]
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You dont' need the
Authored by: sjonke on May 29, '02 10:09:38AM

FYI, the "fink" command, unlike apt-get, tacks on the "sudo" for you, so you only need to type in "fink install nmap" and it turns it into "sudo fink install nmap". No big deal but I figured I'd mention it anyway.



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Nessus & co ...
Authored by: miniwark on Jun 17, '02 07:47:30PM

seems than Nessus is in the list of 'unstables' packages sources of fink




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Nessus
Authored by: 47ronin on May 29, '02 01:50:58PM

You could try the Nessus scanner from http://www.nessus.org ..which compiles and runs under XDarwin. It takes a while to install cause you have to compile about four different modules in order, prior to running it. (The downloads are located in the Posix area, not Win32 of course) However, when you're done, it is a complete security auditing suite, complete with HTML reports, graphs, and statistics of holes, warnings, and breaches.It has a safe and dangerous mode (attempts some "intrusive" tests). It consists of a Nessus server and client, so that clients log into the nessus server to run the scans (for security purposes).

Funny, when using Nessus to test a Microsoft-based network of a friend's company (with permission), it crashed their NT IIS webserver. Apparently their setup was bad and had holes all over the place. Apparently Mac OS X is a lot more secure, cause I ran Nessus in dangerous mode and couldn't take down any services! :)

Remember, Nessus is a LOT more than a portscanner and network mapper, its a full security auditing suite. Use responsibly. And please don't go rampant trying to take down Windoze networks, unless the admins let you.



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