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Beginner's Guide to Nmap
It's famous, too. Once you get to know Nmap a bit, you'll notice that it makes all types of cameo appearances in movies.
In this tutorial, I'll cover some of the basics of using Nmap and provide some examples you can use quickly.
Getting Nmap and Basic UseYou'll find Nmap packaged for most major Linux distros. The most recent release of Nmap came out in early 2010, so the most recent version (5.21) might not be in the current stable releases. You can find the sources and some binaries on the download page.
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