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Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning Paperback – January 1, 2009
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About the Author
Fyodor (known to his family as Gordon Lyon) authored the open source Nmap Security Scanner in 1997 and continues to coordinate its development. He also maintains the SecLists.Org, Insecure.Org, SecTools.Org, SecWiki.Org, and Nmap.Org security resource sites and has authored seminal papers on remote operating system detection and stealth port scanning. He is a founding member of the Honeynet project, former president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), and technical advisory board member for Qualys and AlienVault. He is also authored or co-authored the books "Nmap Network Scanning", "Know Your Enemy: Honeynets" and "Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent".
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My only criticism lies in the quality of the material not the content (5 star content). The printing is blurred on multiple pages and cover is awkward (after opening once the cover will forever curl out). This is book I would like to keep forever, it would have been nice if it came in hard cover.
The biggest outdated details are that -sP is now -sn, and that IPv6 is now supported more for Nmap. Beyond that, the functionality is mostly just extended to include new features.
If you're looking at doing network analysis, this book is a must-read and inexpensive compared to most IT-field references.
It covers pretty much everything about nmap and gives excellent descriptions of the many scans you can perform. The best part is that it is not rehashed man page information, but he explains what is going on under the hood. This makes the book invaluable as a reference.
There are several amusing stories about nmap usage, the <target> story is priceless and absolutely stunning! The only confusing part is the warnings about scanning without permission, yet seems to do it throughout the book. The Playboy*** scan story was a hoot but I doubt he had permission to do that.
This book is a must for all network and security students and professionals.
***Hopefully this word won't get censored yet again by the hypocritical Amazon morals police.