Hide

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.


If you have a new feature suggestion or find a bug, please get in touch via http://commandlinefu.uservoice.com/

Get involved!

You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.

First-time OpenID users will be automatically assigned a username which can be changed after signing in.

Hide

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for:

Hide

News

2011-03-12 - Confoo 2011 presentation
Slides are available from the commandlinefu presentation at Confoo 2011: http://presentations.codeinthehole.com/confoo2011/
2011-01-04 - Moderation now required for new commands
To try and put and end to the spamming, new commands require moderation before they will appear on the site.
2010-12-27 - Apologies for not banning the trolls sooner
Have been away from the interwebs over Christmas. Will be more vigilant henceforth.
2010-09-24 - OAuth and pagination problems fixed
Apologies for the delay in getting Twitter's OAuth supported. Annoying pagination gremlin also fixed.
Hide

Tags

Hide

Functions

Get info about remote host ports and OS detection

Terminal - Get info about remote host ports and OS detection
nmap -sS -P0 -sV -O <target>
2009-02-18 07:32:03
User: starchox
18
Get info about remote host ports and OS detection

Where < target > may be a single IP, a hostname or a subnet

-sS TCP SYN scanning (also known as half-open, or stealth scanning)

-P0 option allows you to switch off ICMP pings.

-sV option enables version detection

-O flag attempt to identify the remote operating system

Other option:

-A option enables both OS fingerprinting and version detection

-v use -v twice for more verbosity.

nmap -sS -P0 -A -v < target >

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Just a note... the options -sS and -O require root privileges to be executed successfully.

Comment by Blackhouse 290 weeks and 6 days ago

Checking your own machine(s) is a good idea.

Be aware that scanning other folks systems without written approval from the owner of the target is illegal in some countries.

Port scanning activity is logged and many systems are configured to detect and alert for scan activity.

Comment by mpb 285 weeks and 1 day ago

there is a conflict in this command.

-sS is stealthy scan BUT -sV (version scan) executes tcp connection scan, meaning 3 way handshake.

Therefor use 1 of them, depending on the needs.

Comment by queen 207 weeks ago

Besides, there is no need to put -sS because that's the default in nmap.

Comment by queen 207 weeks ago

Your point of view

You must be signed in to comment.

Related sites and podcasts