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Discovering hosts with ARP ping scansPing scans are used by penetration testers and system administrators to determine if host. Using ARP is a very neat way of finding all online hosts on a network. If you do not specify this, NetDiscover will use the auto scan feature to. To make Nmap scan all the resolved addresses instead of only the first one, use . Host discovery is sometimes called ping scan, but it goes well beyond machine you specify (which must be up and meet certain criteria).
If this option is not specified, arp-scan will search the system interface list for the lowest numbered, configured up interface excluding loopback. The interface specified must support ARP. If this option is specified, then only the minimum information is displayed. With this option, the OUI files are not used. By default, duplicate packets are displayed and are flagged with " DUP: This sets the bit hardware address in the Ethernet frame header for outgoing ARP packets.
It does not change the hardware address in the ARP packet, see --arpsha for details on how to change that address. The default is the Ethernet address of the outgoing interface. The default is the broadcast address ff: Most operating systems will also respond if the ARP request is sent to their MAC address, or to a multicast address that they are listening on.
This sets the bit protocol type field in the Ethernet frame header. Setting this to a non-default value will result in the packet being ignored by the target, or sent to the wrong protocol stack. A few systems respond to any value. Most operating systems only respond to 0x IPv4 but some will respond to other values as well. It sets the claimed length of the hardware address in the ARP packet. Setting it to any value other than the default will make the packet non RFC compliant.
Some operating systems may still respond to it though. It sets the claimed length of the protocol address in the ARP packet. However, some systems will respond to other values as well. The address should be specified in dotted quad format; or the literal string "dest", which sets the source address to be the same as the target host address. Some operating systems check this, and will only respond if the source address is within the network of the receiving interface.
Others don't care, and will respond to any source address. By default, the outgoing interface address is used. Set the padding data to hex value. This data is appended to the end of the ARP packet, after the data. Most, if not all, operating systems will ignore any padding.
The default is no padding, although the Ethernet driver on the sending system may pad the packet to the minimum Ethernet frame length. The default is to use Ethernet-II framing. This option causes the outgoing ARP packets to use This option causes received ARP responses to be written to the specified pcap savefile as well as being decoded and displayed.
This savefile can be analysed with programs that understand the pcap file format, such as "tcpdump" and "wireshark". Those of you who are familiar with Cisco Routers and switches, CheckPoint Firewall and Big-IP F5, you know it too well that sometimes the only way to find a device is by using a arp response. It also helps in cases when someone is spoofing IP address and DoS-ing your server.
Packet content can also be affected with the --data, --data-string, and --data-length options. The port list takes the same format as with the previously discussed -PS and -PA options. If no ports are specified, the default is A highly uncommon port is used by default because sending to open ports is often undesirable for this particular scan type.
This signifies to Nmap that the machine is up and available. A lack of response is also interpreted this way. If an open port is reached, most services simply ignore the empty packet and fail to return any response.
This is why the default probe port iswhich is highly unlikely to be in use. A few services, such as the Character Generator chargen protocol, will respond to an empty UDP packet, and thus disclose to Nmap that the machine is available.
The primary advantage of this scan type is that it bypasses firewalls and filters that only screen TCP. The external interface of this device filtered all TCP ports by default, but UDP probes would still elicit port unreachable messages and thus give away the device.
The syntax is the same as for the -p except that port type specifiers like S: Examples are -PY22 and -PY22,80, Note that there can be no space between -PY and the port list. The INIT chunk suggests to the remote system that you are attempting to establish an association. Nmap sends an ICMP type 8 echo request packet to the target IP addresses, expecting a type 0 echo reply in return from available hosts. Unfortunately for network explorers, many hosts and firewalls now block these packets, rather than responding as required by RFC .
For this reason, ICMP-only scans are rarely reliable enough against unknown targets over the Internet. But for system administrators monitoring an internal network, they can be a practical and efficient approach. Use the -PE option to enable this echo request behavior. While the ostensible purpose for these queries is to learn information such as address masks and current times, they can easily be used for host discovery.
A system that replies is up and available. Nmap does not currently implement information request packets, as they are not widely supported.
Timestamp and address mask queries can be sent with the -PP and -PM options, respectively. A timestamp reply ICMP code 14 or address mask reply code 18 discloses that the host is available. These two queries can be valuable when administrators specifically block echo request packets while forgetting that other ICMP queries can be used for the same purpose.
This host discovery method looks for either responses using the same protocol as a probe, or ICMP protocol unreachable messages which signify that the given protocol isn't supported on the destination host.
Either type of response signifies that the target host is alive. When Nmap tries to send a raw IP packet such as an ICMP echo request, the operating system must determine the destination hardware ARP address corresponding to the target IP so that it can properly address the ethernet frame.
This is often slow and problematic, since operating systems weren't written with the expectation that they would need to do millions of ARP requests against unavailable hosts in a short time period. And if it gets a response back, Nmap doesn't even need to worry about the IP-based ping packets since it already knows the host is up.
So it is done by default when scanning ethernet hosts that Nmap detects are on a local ethernet network. If you absolutely don't want to do an ARP scan, specify --disable-arp-ping.
To disable this implicit behavior, use the --disable-arp-ping option. The default behavior is normally faster, but this option is useful on networks using proxy ARP, in which a router speculatively replies to all ARP requests, making every target appear to be up according to ARP scan.
It works with all scan types except connect scans -sT and idle scans -sI. All traces use Nmap's dynamic timing model and are performed in parallel. Traceroute works by sending packets with a low TTL time-to-live in an attempt to elicit ICMP Time Exceeded messages from intermediate hops between the scanner and the target host. Standard traceroute implementations start with a TTL of 1 and increment the TTL until the destination host is reached.
Doing it backwards lets Nmap employ clever caching algorithms to speed up traces over multiple hosts. On average Nmap sends 5—10 fewer packets per host, depending on network conditions.
If a single subnet is being scanned i. Since DNS can be slow even with Nmap's built-in parallel stub resolver, this option can slash scanning times.
Normally reverse DNS is only performed against responsive online hosts. The default behavior is to only scan the first resolved address. Regardless, only addresses in the appropriate address family will be scanned: IPv4 by default, IPv6 with Many requests often dozens are performed in parallel to improve performance. Specify this option to use your system resolver instead one IP at a time via the getnameinfo call. This is slower and rarely useful unless you find a bug in the Nmap parallel resolver please let us know if you do.
The system resolver is always used for forward lookups getting an IP address from a hostname. Alternatively, you may use this option to specify alternate servers. This option is not honored if you are using --system-dns. Using multiple DNS servers is often faster, especially if you choose authoritative servers for your target IP space. This option can also improve stealth, as your requests can be bounced off just about any recursive DNS server on the Internet.
This option also comes in handy when scanning private networks. Sometimes only a few name servers provide proper rDNS information, and you may not even know where they are. You can scan the network for port 53 perhaps with version detectionthen try Nmap list scans -sL specifying each name server one at a time with --dns-servers until you find one which works.
In such a situation our DNS resolver will make the best effort to extract a response from the truncated packet, and if not successful it will fall back to using the system resolver. The simple command nmap target scans 1, TCP ports on the host target. While many port scanners have traditionally lumped all ports into the open or closed states, Nmap is much more granular. It divides ports into six states: These states are not intrinsic properties of the port itself, but describe how Nmap sees them.
Finding these is often the primary goal of port scanning. Security-minded people know that each open port is an avenue for attack.
Attackers and pen-testers want to exploit the open ports, while administrators try to close or protect them with firewalls without thwarting legitimate users. Open ports are also interesting for non-security scans because they show services available for use on the network. They can be helpful in showing that a host is up on an IP address host discovery, or ping scanningand as part of OS detection.
Because closed ports are reachable, it may be worth scanning later in case some open up. Administrators may want to consider blocking such ports with a firewall. Then they would appear in the filtered state, discussed next. The filtering could be from a dedicated firewall device, router rules, or host-based firewall software. These ports frustrate attackers because they provide so little information. Sometimes they respond with ICMP error messages such as type 3 code 13 destination unreachable: This forces Nmap to retry several times just in case the probe was dropped due to network congestion rather than filtering.
This slows down the scan dramatically. Only the ACK scan, which is used to map firewall rulesets, classifies ports into this state. This occurs for scan types in which open ports give no response. The lack of response could also mean that a packet filter dropped the probe or any response it elicited. So Nmap does not know for sure whether the port is open or being filtered.
It is only used for the IP ID idle scan. When I fail miserably and tow my jalopy to a real mechanic, he invariably fishes around in a huge tool chest until pulling out the perfect gizmo which makes the job seem effortless.
The art of port scanning is similar. Experts understand the dozens of scan techniques and choose the appropriate one or combination for a given task. Inexperienced users and script kiddies, on the other hand, try to solve every problem with the default SYN scan.
Since Nmap is free, the only barrier to port scanning mastery is knowledge. That certainly beats the automotive world, where it may take great skill to determine that you need a strut spring compressor, then you still have to pay thousands of dollars for it. Most of the scan types are only available to privileged users. This is because they send and receive raw packets, which requires root access on Unix systems. Using an administrator account on Windows is recommended, though Nmap sometimes works for unprivileged users on that platform when Npcap has already been loaded into the OS.
Requiring root privileges was a serious limitation when Nmap was released inas many users only had access to shared shell accounts. Now, the world is different. Computers are cheaper, far more people have always-on direct Internet access, and desktop Unix systems including Linux and Mac OS X are prevalent. A Windows version of Nmap is now available, allowing it to run on even more desktops. For all these reasons, users have less need to run Nmap from limited shared shell accounts. This is fortunate, as the privileged options make Nmap far more powerful and flexible.
While Nmap attempts to produce accurate results, keep in mind that all of its insights are based on packets returned by the target machines or firewalls in front of them. Such hosts may be untrustworthy and send responses intended to confuse or mislead Nmap.
Much more common are non-RFC-compliant hosts that do not respond as they should to Nmap probes. Such issues are specific to certain scan types and so are discussed in the individual scan type entries. This section documents the dozen or so port scan techniques supported by Nmap. As a memory aid, port scan type options are of the form -sC, where C is a prominent character in the scan name, usually the first. The one exception to this is the deprecated FTP bounce scan -b. By default, Nmap performs a SYN Scan, though it substitutes a connect scan if the user does not have proper privileges to send raw packets requires root access on Unix.
Of the scans listed in this section, unprivileged users can only execute connect and FTP bounce scans. It can be performed quickly, scanning thousands of ports per second on a fast network not hampered by restrictive firewalls. It is also relatively unobtrusive and stealthy since it never completes TCP connections. It also allows clear, reliable differentiation between the open, closed, and filtered states. This technique is often referred to as half-open scanning, because you don't open a full TCP connection.
You send a SYN packet, as if you are going to open a real connection and then wait for a response.
If no response is received after several retransmissions, the port is marked as filtered. The port is also marked filtered if an ICMP unreachable error type 3, code 0, 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, or 13 is received. This can be due to an extremely rare TCP feature known as a simultaneous open or split handshake connection see https: This is the case when a user does not have raw packet privileges.
Instead of writing raw packets as most other scan types do, Nmap asks the underlying operating system to establish a connection with the target machine and port by issuing the connect system call.
- arp-scan (1) - Linux Man Pages
- Arp-Scan Command Tutorial With Examples
- Example Programs
This is the same high-level system call that web browsers, P2P clients, and most other network-enabled applications use to establish a connection. Rather than read raw packet responses off the wire, Nmap uses this API to obtain status information on each connection attempt.
When SYN scan is available, it is usually a better choice. Nmap has less control over the high level connect call than with raw packets, making it less efficient. The system call completes connections to open target ports rather than performing the half-open reset that SYN scan does.
Not only does this take longer and require more packets to obtain the same information, but target machines are more likely to log the connection. A decent IDS will catch either, but most machines have no such alarm system. Many services on your average Unix system will add a note to syslog, and sometimes a cryptic error message, when Nmap connects and then closes the connection without sending data.
Truly pathetic services crash when this happens, though that is uncommon. An administrator who sees a bunch of connection attempts in her logs from a single system should know that she has been connect scanned. This is a mistake, as exploitable UDP services are quite common and attackers certainly don't ignore the whole protocol. Fortunately, Nmap can help inventory UDP ports.
UDP scan is activated with the -sU option. For some common ports such as 53 anda protocol-specific payload is sent to increase response rate, but for most ports the packet is empty unless the --data, --data-string, or --data-length options are specified. If an ICMP port unreachable error type 3, code 3 is returned, the port is closed. Other ICMP unreachable errors type 3, codes 0, 1, 2, 9, 10, or 13 mark the port as filtered.
Occasionally, a service will respond with a UDP packet, proving that it is open. If no response is received after retransmissions, the port is classified as open filtered.
This means that the port could be open, or perhaps packet filters are blocking the communication. Version detection -sV can be used to help differentiate the truly open ports from the filtered ones. A big challenge with UDP scanning is doing it quickly.
Open and filtered ports rarely send any response, leaving Nmap to time out and then conduct retransmissions just in case the probe or response were lost. Closed ports are often an even bigger problem.
They usually send back an ICMP port unreachable error. Linux and Solaris are particularly strict about this. For example, the Linux 2. Nmap detects rate limiting and slows down accordingly to avoid flooding the network with useless packets that the target machine will drop. Unfortunately, a Linux-style limit of one packet per second makes a 65,port scan take more than 18 hours. Ideas for speeding your UDP scans up include scanning more hosts in parallel, doing a quick scan of just the popular ports first, scanning from behind the firewall, and using --host-timeout to skip slow hosts.
This technique is often referred to as half-open scanning, because you don't open a full SCTP association. You send an INIT chunk, as if you are going to open a real association and then wait for a response. Nmap exploits this with three scan types: These three scan types are exactly the same in behavior except for the TCP flags set in probe packets. If a RST packet is received, the port is considered closed, while no response means it is open filtered.
The port is marked filtered if an ICMP unreachable error type 3, code 0, 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, or 13 is received.
The key advantage to these scan types is that they can sneak through certain non-stateful firewalls and packet filtering routers. Another advantage is that these scan types are a little more stealthy than even a SYN scan.
Don't count on this though—most modern IDS products can be configured to detect them. The big downside is that not all systems follow RFC to the letter. A number of systems send RST responses to the probes regardless of whether the port is open or not. This causes all of the ports to be labeled closed. This scan does work against most Unix-based systems though. Another downside of these scans is that they can't distinguish open ports from certain filtered ones, leaving you with the response open filtered.
It is used to map out firewall rulesets, determining whether they are stateful or not and which ports are filtered. When scanning unfiltered systems, open and closed ports will both return a RST packet.
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Nmap then labels them as unfiltered, meaning that they are reachable by the ACK packet, but whether they are open or closed is undetermined. For this reason, arp-scan is a useful tool to quickly determine all the active IP hosts on a given Ethernet network segment.
Options Display this usage message and exit. One name or IP address per line. Use "-" for standard input. The list will include the network and broadcast addresses, so an interface address of If you use this option, you cannot specify the --file option or specify any target hosts on the command line.
The interface specifications are taken from the interface that arp-scan will use, which can be changed with the --interface option. This timeout is for the first packet sent to each host. This controls the outgoing bandwidth usage by limiting the rate at which packets can be sent.
arp-scan(1) - Linux man page
The packet interval will be no smaller than this number. If you want to use up to a given bandwidth, then it is easier to use the --bandwidth option instead. The interval specified is in milliseconds by default, or in microseconds if "u" is appended to the value. The value is in bits per second by default. If you append "K" to the value, then the units are kilobits per sec; and if you append "M" to the value, the units are megabits per second.
The "K" and "M" suffixes represent the decimal, not binary, multiples. So 64K isnot You cannot specify both --interval and --bandwidth because they are just different ways to change the same parameter. The per-host timeout is multiplied by this factor after each timeout. So, if the number of retrys is 3, the initial per-host timeout is ms and the backoff factor is 1.
Use more than once for greater effect: This option randomises the order of the hosts in the host list, so the ARP packets are sent to the hosts in a random order. It uses the Knuth shuffle algorithm. With this option, all hosts must be specified as IP addresses. Hostnames are not permitted. This specifies the frame capture length.
This length includes the data-link header. The default is normally sufficient. If this option is not specified, arp-scan will search the system interface list for the lowest numbered, configured up interface excluding loopback. The interface specified must support ARP. If this option is specified, then only the minimum information is displayed.
With this option, the OUI file is not used. By default, duplicate packets are displayed and are flagged with " DUP: This sets the bit hardware address in the Ethernet frame header for outgoing ARP packets.
It does not change the hardware address in the ARP packet, see --arpsha for details on how to change that address.