May 31st, 2002, 12:09 AM
NScan vs. SuperScan
I've been collecting port scanners and vulerablity scanners for linux and windows and for windows ive found two of the best SuperScan by Foundstone and NScan by necrosoft. I was wondering what yall thought? (7th Sphere Port Scan is fast!)
May 31st, 2002, 12:40 AM
I too use SuperScan, the only drawback is it dosnt scan UDP ports.
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May 31st, 2002, 12:58 AM
I used SuperScanner when I was using Windows. It was simple to use and it worked well. If anyone wanted a freeware scanner for Windows I would recommend it.
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May 31st, 2002, 12:34 PM
I use also superscanner, but another fun tool is languard.
It's a more complete scanner, not only a portscanner.
But I cannot really use it, since our ISP blocks ports under 1024 :-(
May 31st, 2002, 01:00 PM
One of the best scanners i've seen is nmap. There is only one minior problem - it work with it's full features only under *nix OS but there is also a windows version.
Try it if you want - http://www.insecure.org/nmap/nmap_download.html
May 31st, 2002, 01:11 PM
All tools above are worth mentioning and give a try, especially Nmap! For the good cause have I put together a small list with other good tools for Windows and a short description for them .
Good alround tools for Windows (small networks), demo available
One of my favorite alround tools for Windows, not free
Source: NetscanTools Standard.
Name Server Lookup (NSLOOKUP), Zone Transfer domain listing, Ping, Traceroute, Whois with automatic server selection, Port Scanner, Network Ping Sweep Scanner (NetScanner), Time Sync, Finger, Ident Server, NetBIOS Info and local shares, Daytime, Quote, Chargen, Echo, Winsock Info, Services and Protocols database checks, Telnet-like Terminal, Hosts file Management and "What's New At NWPSW"--a simple URL grabber.
Another good and interesting tool.
Source: NetscanTools Pro 200x.
IP Packet Viewer (for Windows XP and 2000 only) can show the IP packets going by your wired ethernet card.
NetScanner is a ping sweep utility with DNS queries, NetBIOS node status queries, whois and ARP sweep. Returns whois data, NetBIOS name table and MAC address (from ARP or NetBIOS queries to Windows machines) and ARP information if you are using a network interface card like ethernet. IP and MAC address associations can be maintained in a .dbf database.
NetBIOS share detection, SNMP tools, and Port Scanning tools.
DNS Checking and Testing including NSLOOKUP with 43 record query options including IPv6 AAAA record queries. DIG is included. Check zone transfers with List Domain or Dig w/AXFR. DNS Validation (IP to Hostname to IP) on the HyperTrans tab.
Email Testing, Relay Checking and Address Validation.
Numerous other utilities like Subnet Calculator, TTCP for network speed checking, DHCP server discovery, Ping, TraceRoute, Whois featuring SmartWhois automatic server selection, IP/MAC address database, and obscured URL decoding.
With this tool it's possible to do more advanced scans like with a limited Nmap.
Outbound or inbound connections, TCP or UDP, to or from any ports
Full DNS forward/reverse checking, with appropriate warnings
Ability to use any local source port
Ability to use any locally-configured network source address
Built-in port-scanning capabilities, with randomizer
Built-in loose source-routing capability
Can read command line arguments from standard input
Slow-send mode, one line every N seconds
Optional ability to let another program service inbound connections
Some of the potential uses of netcat:
Scanning ports and inventorying services
Server testing and simulation
Network performance testing
Address spoofing tests
Protecting X servers
1001 other uses you`ll likely come up with
Good tool for UDP portscans.
ipEye is a TCP port scanner for Windows 2000 that can do SYN, FIN, Null and Xmas scans.
My favorite TCP and UDP portscanner for Windows.
WUPS (Windows UDP Port Scanner) is a UDP port scanner for Windows.
IMHO a scan should be done from *nix since there are limitations when doing a scan in Windows. And there are many nice tools for *nix not even invented for Windows yet .
FScan is a command-line port scanner. It will scan for both TCP and UDP ports.
May 31st, 2002, 07:36 PM
I have all of those tools but my favorites are EssentialNetTools, IP-tools, Retnia, and WS_PingProPack along with SuperScan and NScan. But For *nix NMap is the supreme ruler. The Windows version is ok but instead of doing that i just downloaded cygwin and got the RPM from the Insecrue site and use the *nix suite that way.
June 3rd, 2002, 04:50 AM
WS_PingProPack is the fastest pinger ive ever but it's other features arnt as reliable.
June 3rd, 2002, 05:06 AM
June 3rd, 2002, 09:42 PM
i perfer NScan because it has so many features and fast and reliable.