A Practical Guide to Nmap (Network Security Scanner) in Kali Linux


In the second Kali Linux article, the network tool known as ‘nmap‘ will be discussed. While nmap isn’t a Kali only tool, it is one of the most useful network mapping tools in Kali.

  1. Kali Linux Installation Guide for Beginners – Part 1

Nmap, short for Network Mapper, is maintained by Gordon Lyon (more about Mr. Lyon here: http://insecure.org/fyodor/) and is used by many security professionals all over the world. The utility works in both Linux and Windows and is command line (CLI) driven. However for those a little more timid of the command line, there is a wonderful graphical front end for nmap called zenmap.

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