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PR/41506 CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/nmap

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41506; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Adrian Portelli <>
Subject: PR/41506 CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/nmap
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:40:08 +0000

 Module Name:   pkgsrc
 Committed By:  adrianp
 Date:          Mon Jul 20 19:40:08 UTC 2009
 Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/net/nmap: Makefile PLIST PLIST.zenmap distinfo
        pkgsrc/net/nmap/patches: patch-aa patch-aj
 Added Files:
        pkgsrc/net/nmap/patches: patch-ac
 Log Message:
 Update to 5.00
 Fix for PR#41506
 Fix missing @dirrm entries from PLIST*
 Before we go into the detailed changes, here are the top 5 improvements in 
Nmap 5:
 1. The new Ncat tool aims to be your Swiss Army Knife for data transfer, 
redirection, and debugging. We released a whole users' guide detailing security 
testing and network administration tasks made easy with Ncat.
 2. The addition of the Ndiff scan comparison tool completes Nmap's growth into 
a whole suite of applications which work together to serve network 
administrators and security practitioners. Ndiff makes it easy to automatically 
scan your network daily and report on any changes (systems coming up or going 
down or changes to the software services they are running). The other two tools 
now packaged with Nmap itself are Ncat and the much improved Zenmap GUI and 
results viewer.
 3. Nmap performance has improved dramatically. We spent last summer scanning 
much of the Internet and merging that data with internal enterprise scan logs 
to determine the most commonly open ports. This allows Nmap to scan fewer ports 
by default while finding more open ports. We also added a fixed-rate scan 
engine so you can bypass Nmap's congestion control algorithms and scan at 
exactly the rate (packets per second) you specify.
 4. We released Nmap Network Scanning, the official Nmap guide to network 
discovery and security scanning. From explaining port scanning basics for 
novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced 
hackers, this book suits all levels of security and networking professionals. A 
42-page reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the rest 
of the book demonstrates how to apply those features to quickly solve 
real-world tasks. More than half the book is available in the free online 
 5. The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) is one of Nmap's most powerful and flexible 
features. It allows users to write (and share) simple scripts to automate a 
wide variety of networking tasks. Those scripts are then executed in parallel 
with the speed and efficiency you expect from Nmap. All existing scripts have 
been improved, and 32 new ones added. New scripts include a whole bunch of 
MSRPC/NetBIOS attacks, queries, and vulnerability probes; open proxy detection; 
whois and AS number lookup queries; brute force attack scripts against the SNMP 
and POP3 protocols; and many more. All NSE scripts and modules are described in 
the new NSE documentation portal.
 Details are here:
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.65 -r1.66 pkgsrc/net/nmap/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.9 -r1.10 pkgsrc/net/nmap/PLIST
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/net/nmap/PLIST.zenmap
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.39 -r1.40 pkgsrc/net/nmap/distinfo
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/net/nmap/
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.22 -r1.23 pkgsrc/net/nmap/patches/patch-aa
 cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.7 pkgsrc/net/nmap/patches/patch-ac
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/net/nmap/patches/patch-aj
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.

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