Gonna scan your network, like it’s my birthday

Can you believe that Nmap is ten years old? If it’s the 1st of September, you can celebrate by running Nmap with at least one level of verbosity (-v). Check out the second line of output:

C:\nmap>nmap -v

Starting Nmap 4.22SOC2 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-09-01 12:45 Eastern Daylight Time
Happy 10th Birthday to Nmap, may it live to be 110!
Initiating ARP Ping Scan at 12:45
Scanning [1 port]
Completed ARP Ping Scan at 12:45, 0.08s elapsed (1 total hosts)
Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 12:45
Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 12:45, 0.28s elapsed
Initiating SYN Stealth Scan at 12:45
Scanning [1705 ports]
Discovered open port 80/tcp on
Completed SYN Stealth Scan at 12:45, 1.02s elapsed (1705 total ports)
Host appears to be up ... good.
Interesting ports on
Not shown: 1704 closed ports
80/tcp open http
MAC Address: 00:09:5B:D4:BB:FE (Netgear)

Read data files from: C:\Program Files\Nmap
Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.641 seconds
Raw packets sent: 1706 (75.062KB) | Rcvd: 1707 (78.518KB)

Congrats Fyodor, and thanks for ten years of safer networks!

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