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How to install nmap on Fedora 36

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Hello, friends. In this post, you will learn how to install nmap on Fedora 36. Besides that, we will take a look at the basic operation of this tool.

What is nmap?

According to the nmap website:

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.

With nmap we can:

  • Scan the network and its nodes.
  • Identify open ports on a target computer.
  • Determine what services are running on the target computer.
  • Obtain some characteristics of the network hardware of the target machine.

Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. This means that we can confidently install it on our favorite system and then start mapping.

So let’s get started.

Install nmap on Fedora 36

Fortunately, namp is in the official Fedora 36 repositories. So, we just have to open a terminal and update the system

sudo dnf update

Now, we just need to install nmap on the system with the following command

sudo dnf install nmap
Install nmap on Fedora 36
Install nmap on Fedora 36

Then, you have to verify the installed version:

nmap --version
Nmap version 7.92 ( https://nmap.org )
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu
Compiled with: nmap-liblua-5.3.5 openssl-3.0.5 libssh2-1.10.0 libz-1.2.11 libpcre-8.45 libpcap-1.10.1 nmap-libdnet-1.12 ipv6
Compiled without:
Available nsock engines: epoll poll select

Now you just need to use it.

Basic use of nmap on Fedora 36

The first thing I advise you to do is to take a look at the help provided by the command.

nmap -h

This way you will have a basic reference on how to use it.

If you want to do a scan of a specific host, you have to run

nmap domain.com

Or directly using the host’s IP address

nmap 192.168.1.100

You will get an output screen similar to this:

Using nmap on Fedora 36
Using nmap on Fedora 36

You can also scan a range of addresses. For example:

nmap 192.168.1.100-20

Or even the entire network:

nmap 192.168.1.0/24

If you want a more complete scan and screen output, you can add the -vvv option

nmap -vv [host]

Or you can specify the port you want to check

nmap -vv -p 1000 [host]

In this case, I have chosen port 1000 but it can be any port.

Conclusion

nmap is an excellent tool that allows us to scan networks and ports. Now you know how to install it on Fedora 36.

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