Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.234.38.8

Forum Moderators: bakedjake

Message Too Old, No Replies

NMAP and router

     
6:11 am on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 25, 2000
posts:1786
votes: 0


I can't seem to use NMAP through my current setup with a Linksys router. Anybody else experience this and know why?
8:47 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 17, 2000
posts:2924
votes: 0


I don't have an answer for you, but some questions. Do other utilities work ok, like ssh, gaim, ftp, Xmms? Are you trying go from your computer through Linksys out to the web, or just the opposite?
8:56 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 30, 2001
posts:373
votes: 0


Are you on some kind of broadband connection like DSL or cable modem behind a lynksys router/modem? Is it running NAT for you so you actually only have a private IP address and the router has a real address? Are you trying to nmap a machine that's not on your local network?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, I can see it not working. Most NAT devices won't pass that kind of traffic back to you.

8:58 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member eliteweb is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 5, 2001
posts:2723
votes: 0


I have my computer behind a router with no special restrictions. It scans fine for me :) nmap is a wonderful app to have esp. when yer r00t.
9:01 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 17, 2000
posts:2924
votes: 0


Yeah it works fine for me too. No problem at all, but I just wanted to make sure I was on the same page with Mr. Tool.