From the NMAP hackers mailing list...check it out.

Hi Folks!

For those of you who doesn't know what Umit is, here follows a short description of it: "UMIT is the newest nmap frontend, and it's been developed in Python and GTK and was started with the sponsoring of Google's Summer of Code 2005 and 2006.

The project goal is to develop a nmap frontend that is really useful for advanced users and easy to be used by newbies. With UMIT, a network admin can create scan profiles for faster and easier network scanning or even compare scan results to easily see any host changes inside a network. A regular user will also be able to construct powerful scans with UMIT command creator wizards.

The current version, 0.9.3-RC2, features the following:
* Quick scan a host or network using scan profiles with a pre-defined nmap command
* Group and order hosts and ports to get a better view of the informations the scan has returned
* Yes! It does show you the so loved nmap text output that you're already used to! And more: With a color highlighting system to ease its read and understanding
* Get a vulnerability level for each scanned host
* Cool icons to represent each machine operating system found
* List hosts by ports and services. This way, you can easily discover which hosts are serving ssh and http in your network, for example
* Nmap commmand construction Wizard. This wizard allows you to easily create powerfull nmap commands by pointing and clicking your mouse. The nmap command creation is shown in real time, and you can adequate and fine tune it in the end if you wish
* The wizard can be modified by the user, so, if you have a new nmap with a cool new feature, you can put it on your wizard by your own
* Compare results has three modes: text diff, HTML diff and the Comparison mode. The text diff is a regular diff between the two scan's output. The same occours at the HTML diff, but you'll end up with a prettier version of the diff that can be viewed in a browser. The comparison mode is the newest one, and generate a read-only comparison that compares more informations than the other modes. With these features, you can easily know what has changed in your network since last week, for example.
* Every unsaved result is saved in umit local database for latter search. The search on results feature allows you to search scans into the umit database or inside a scan result directory in your filesystem.
* Do multiple scans simultaneously
* Even more features that you're going to experience if you try it!"

And here comes the latest release announcement, from the umit blog,

I'm pleased to announce the Umit 0.9.3 Release Candidate 2. This release has some bug fixes about the installation process and some minor usability improvements. The 0.9.3-RC2 release is currently available for download at the source forge project page[1] in the following formats:

* Source packages compressed in the formats: tar.gz, tar.bz2 and zip (Higwidgets included)
* Windows installer with Umit, Higwidgets and every related dependencies

Windows users won't have any problem while installing Umit using the installer. I tested umit installers in Windows XP Professional (Without Service pack) and Windows 2000.

Linux users should take a look at README file inside source packages for installation instructions.

* For detailed installation instructions, please visit this page[6] *

What's new?

* Fixed some installation issues
* Now, when you select a service in the services list, the Ports/Hosts tabs will be focused automatically
* Fixed the lack of pixmaps on Windows
* Fixed a bug that was avoiding the correct display of ports on Compare Window


[1] Umit project download page at source forge:
[2] Umit project bug report page at source forge:;atid=752647
[3] Umit repository (anonymous read access allowed):
[4] Umit website:
[5] Umit Blog:
[6] Umit Installation Docs:


Adriano Monteiro Marques

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