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Zenmap Tutorial: Audit Your Networks using Nmap GUI

Nov 22, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

" Network administrators have many tasks, and auditing the network is at the top of the heap. This isn't a problem if you have a small network. But what happens when that network outgrows your ability to simply walk around and manually make note of what is up/down, what OS a device is running, or what ports are open? When this happens you need to make use of one of the de facto standard open source network auditing tools — Zenmap.

"The Zenmap tool is actually a graphical front end for the very popular Nmap command line tool. Nmap is an open source tool for network security and auditing. Although Nmap is incredibly powerful, when working with larger networks most administrators do not want to work with command line only tools. And besides, as they say "A picture is worth a thousand words". In this case that is very much true because Zenmap will give you an interactive graphical map of your network."

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