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20 Awesome Nmap Command Examples in Linux
Nmap is an awesome open-source network discovery and reconnaissance tool that can be used to improve network security by revealing detailed information about target hosts and identifying potential vulnerabilities. Learn about 20 helpful nmap commands in this LinuxTechi guide.
Nmap stands for Network Mapper, it is a free and open-source network discovery and reconnaissance tool used for host discovery and collecting detailed information about a host. Written in C, C++ and Python and Initially released in September 1997, nmap has become an integral tool for cybersecurity and digital forensic professionals who rely on it to reveal detailed information about target hosts and unearth potential vulnerabilities. Nmap reveals information such as Active hosts on a network, open ports, OS and service detection, and performing stealth scans to mention just a few.
In this guide, we highlight some of the handy Nmap commands that you can use to retrieve as much information as you can from host systems.