Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning

Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning by Gordon “Fyodor” Lyon has been released. Here is the abstract:

Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level  packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book by Nmap’s original author suits all levels of security and networking professionals. The reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the remainder demonstrates how to apply them to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire. Topics include subverting firewalls and intrusion detection systems, optimizing Nmap performance, and automating common networking tasks with the Nmap Scripting Engine.

You can find reviews, sample chapters, and a detailed summary at: http://nmap.org/book/

The book is available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0979958717?tag=secbks-20. It’s Amazon.com Sales Rank is #267 in Books and is #1 in Books > Computers & Internet > Networking > Network Security.

About half of the content is available in the free online edition. Chapters exclusive to the print edition include “Detecting and Subverting Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems”, “Optimizing Nmap Performance”, “Port Scanning Techniques and Algorithms”, “Host Discovery (Ping Scanning)”, and more. The solution selections which provide detailed instructions on the best way to solve common networking tasks are also exclusive to the printed book. The final table of contents is now available, as is the cover art.

I’ve ordered my copy!


Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

Posted in Blog, network, Network Scanning, NMAP, Security
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