May 22 2012

Nmap 6 Released

Most popular open source network discovery and security auditing tool Nmap has reached version 6.0.

Nmap 6

The new code hit the Net last Monday, complete with a message from coder Gordon Lyon, aka Fyodor, that the new version represents “almost three years of work, 3,924 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 5 release in July 2009.”

Fyodor recommends all users upgrade to the new version, so they can get their hands on 289 new scripts and a host of new features.

Top Improvements:

  • Enhanced Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE)
  • Better Web Scanning
  • Full IPv6 Support
  • New Nping Tool
  • Better Zenmap GUI and Results Viewer
  • Faster Scans

Download:
Linux: nmap-6.00.tar.bz2
Windows: nmap-6.00-win32.zip