idk wheather to post such a silly question in this forum.just out of interest i want to know few things.

can i use nmap in ubuntu 13.10

is backtrack another distro like ubuntu i have heard that backtrack is based on ubuntu`

if backtrack comes with bundle tools like nmap

is nmap and other tool like wireshark found in ubuntu software center is powerful as backtrack

if backtrack is updated to kali linux?

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    Please restrict your question to single issue only. This is helpful to everyone – DK Bose Feb 25 '14 at 6:15

How to install nmap on Ubuntu/Debian systems

# sudo apt-get install nmap

Install nmap in yum packaged system Centos/RHEL

# yum install nmap -y

Install from rpm package

# rpm -ivh nmap{version_of_package}.deb

Install from .deb package file you have downloaded

# dpkg -i nmap{version_of_package}.deb

Scan a single host

# nmap ubuntu.example.com

Scan a hostname for more information about the host

# nmap -v ubuntu.example.com

Scan multiple IP Addresses

# nmap

Scan range of IP addresses using wildcard (*)

# nmap 192.168.1.*

Scan entire subnet

# nmap

Scan for range of IPs

# nmap

Find the OS & Version of remote hosts using nmap

# nmap -A

This will output more information about a host and its ports and operating systems and Version

# nmap -v -A

Scan for particular port number

# nmap -p 22

Scan for TCP port 443

# nmap -p T:443

Scan for UDP port 82

# nmap -p U:82

Scan multiple ports

# nmap -p 443,82

Scan for all ports using wildcard(*)

# nmap -p "*"

To watch the all packets send and receiving

# nmap --packet-trace

Know whether a host is protected by firewall or not : To scan firewall protected for a host

# nmap -PN

Scan firewall protected for a network

# nmap -sA

To know the interface and route

# nmap --iflist

Exclude single host

# nmap --exclude

Exclude multiple hosts

# nmap --exclude,,

To perform a fast scan

# nmap -F

To know more commands use command man

# man nmap
  • Excellent explanation! Respect to author! – Vasyl Lyashkevych Mar 6 '18 at 10:04

can i use nmap in ubuntu 13.10

Yes you can use nmap in Ubuntu.Run the below command to install nmap,

sudo apt-get install nmap

is backtrack another distro like ubuntu i have heard that backtrack is based on ubuntu

Yes, Backtrack is based on Ubuntu 10.04 but Kali linux is based on debian.

  • i am not looking for installation cmd of nmap dude.what i am looking for is some info about nmap in ubuntu and if backtrack is another distro that comes with nmap – black Feb 25 '14 at 6:18
  • Backtrack is a distro specially designed for hacking.So it comes with preinstalled hacking tools.But Ubuntu is not comes with that tools.You have to install that kind of tools manually.Nmap found in USC is as much same as the tool found in backtrack. – Avinash Raj Feb 25 '14 at 6:21
  • thank you so much.so kali linux is like ubuntu as its also .deb – black Feb 25 '14 at 6:23
  • yes, you can install .deb file on kali linux because it's based on debian. – Avinash Raj Feb 25 '14 at 6:24

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