Sunday, October 15, 2017

How to install Nmap GUI on Lubuntu 16.04

How to install NMap GUI on Lubuntu 16.04

Nmap is the most powerful tool for network scanning, nmap is one of the most important tool for hacking in the network, a lot of hacker uses this tool. Nmap is originally a command line tool, but there is also graphical interface for nmap which makes it a lot easier to use. In this article i will show you how to install graphical version of nmap on lubuntu 16.04.

The graphical (GUI) version of nmap is called nmapsi4, graphical interface to nmap the network scanner. The good thing is nmapsi4 is part of official lubuntu/ubuntu repository, so you can go ahead install it with apt-get install command.

How to install nmapsi4 (nmap with graphical interface) on Lubuntu 16.04
  • open command line/terminal on lubuntu (press CTRL + ALT + T)
  • run update command
  • sudo apt-get update
  • install nmapsi4
  • sudo apt-get install nmapsi4
  • done!

Once installed you can open nmapsi4 from lubuntu start menu > system tools > nmapsi4 - User mode.

How to install Nmap GUI on Lubuntu 16.04

How to install Nmap GUI on Lubuntu 16.04

How to scan network with nmapsi4?
To start scanning you need to enter ip address or DNS, or range of ip address, here's an example:
If you do scanning on range of ip address it may takes a while to finish, scanning DNS over the internet may also take while to finish, so just be patient.

You can also specify parameters like -sV, -sT and son on, the default is nmapsi4 will scan with -A -sT -sV -T4 -v parameters. You can specify your own parameters and save it as profile, so that you can use it again later on.

Once nmapsi4 finish scanning, it will show result like list of open port and services and what kind of operating system it has. Of course those information will not be shown if the ip address/DNS you are scanning is currently offline/inactive.

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