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 192.168.1.1
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 192.168.1.1 [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 192.168.1.1 [1705 ports]
Discovered open port 80/tcp on 192.168.1.1
Completed SYN Stealth Scan at 12:45, 1.02s elapsed (1705 total ports)
Host 192.168.1.1 appears to be up ... good.
Interesting ports on 192.168.1.1:
Not shown: 1704 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
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!