Subject: Re: pkg/10225: nmap 2.54beta1 port for netbsd ready.
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/30/2000 09:23:55
>> >> there is a facility of the pkg system for adding in external
>> >> patches...i've got one for nmap that adds cisco detection.  any
>> >> interest in adding it?
>> >
>> >Please send your patches directly to the nmap maintainers!
>> i did.  fyodor doesn't want to integrate platform-specific detection
>> mechanisms.
>Um... what exactly does the patch do?

it adds a feature: cisco detection.  well, some ciscos.  the routers
at least.

ciscos have nothing listening on port 1999 (as most things do not) and
if you send a syn packet to that port, you'll get a reset, as
expected.  what ciscos do that most other things do not, is to put
"cisco\0" in the reset packet where the data lives.  this patch adds
that ability to nmap.

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