- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (January 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449902529
- ISBN-13: 978-1449902520
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nmap Cookbook: The Fat-free Guide to Network Scanning Paperback – January 27, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought this NMAP Cookbook along with NMAP Network Scanning, the NMAP Official Book by the developer himself.
This is literally my first book review - never felt strong enough about any other book to warrant such comments before.
For those who want to learn sanitized, no-fluff, specifics on using NMAP - this nearly 200 page "NMAP Cookbook" is a must have, highly recommended resource for any IT/IS Systems Engineer, Administrator or especially Security Professional entering the field.
Having read the book in 2 days, you too should be using NMAP like a Pro within weeks.
Straight forward and right on target with generally Single Page contents highlighting NMAPs command sets, switches, features, options and then providing just the right amount of information without overkill.
Those who prefer lean, direct, point driven directions will probably appreciate this book, just like I do.
On each page, the Author supplies simple content such as;
- Summary of its purpose (generally a single sentence),
- Sample usage/syntax (exact commands, how a user should use it),
- Real world sample of both, the command itself and its anticipated results,
- More detailed of a description,
- At the bottom, to top it off, you'll likely encounter some "Tips" or "Notes" offering just the right amount of complementary insight.
Personally, this is the best instructional book on a Security Tool I have ever seen - and this from an evaluator with 20yrs of IT/IS experience too.
I completely and fully recommend this resource to everyone interested in learning NMAP, especially those wanting quick, efficient teachings.
Good Luck and Enjoy!
Chapter 4: Advanced Scanning Options
Chapter 5: Port Scanning Options
Section 9: Output Options
Section 13: ndiff
Section 14: Tips and Tricks
The nmap cheat sheet is also very valuable and is available for download.
There was also excellent chapters on avoiding firewall and other topics that would be more interesting to those doing pentesting.
"Nmap Cookbook: the fat free guide to network scanning" is a straight to the point book about all the options and switches you can use when doing network and port scanning, with the tool of course. The index has a list of possible scanning methods. You just jump to that particular chapter or topic, and you will find clear examples about how to use the command. Replace IP or hostname, and you're ready to go.
This book is not about theory, how nmap works internally, or combining nmap with other scripting tools or inside any programming code. But if you want to quickly start using the tool, understand the basic syntax, this is the best book for that.
I know there are other manuals online, even the own nmap website, but the beauty of this book relies on the simplicity of paper. For instance, imagine yourself doing a PEN testing on a parking lot, with no wifi or Internet connection at all (besides the one you are assessing) Would you use your own cellphone connection and leave traces of "how to use nmap"? Or ... would you Google something, using your own PEN test laptop, to find the syntax for an specific scanning method, instead of opening the table index of this book and find it yourself? This one is old school, paperbark, does not require batteries or connection whatsoever! Granted, after using the tool thousands of times or more, you probably know the commands already but at that point there is no need for this book and you should be on a different level altogether.
Fantastic manual! Highly recommended for quick and fast solutions on how to use nmap tool.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anecdotical fact: I paid 4.99 shortly after it went to 0.99 now it is 2.99. No problem, it is worth the money.
Excellent guide to using Nmap. Goes over very much of the Nmap tool's options and functions, not to mention giving a pretty good summary of TCP/IP.Published 4 months ago by Chris
Exactly what I was looking for. A quick overview of the options and how to use nmap to do what you want. Great.Published 8 months ago by J. Cecil
Excellent book. This was a Kindle version so it was available immediately. This has gotten to be the only way I procure reading material.Published 9 months ago by Bill Sherman
Must read for anyone that uses nmap on a daily/weekly basis. Unless you're a pen tester you most likely aren't familiar with all of the different abilities that nmap has. Read morePublished 9 months ago by nativevlan