Nmap turns five
In a surprise this morning, Fyodor announces the immediate availability of Nmap v5.00
Ever since the first release in 1997, Nmap has been the scanning tool of choice for network professionals and has grown in features and support ever since then.
Version 5.00 includes almost 600 improvements since the last major release – the five major highlights, as identified by the Nmap team, are:
Ncat is a universal tool for data transfer, redirection and debugging. Previously available as an add-on since v4.85, Ncat is now fully integrated into the distribution package.
The Ndiff scan comparison tool aids in the comparison of Nmap scans; taking two Nmap XML output files and identifying the differences between them.