Port Scan Commands

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Performing a basic port scan (Nmap)

"nmap -F" is a command-line option used with the network exploration tool called Nmap (Network Mapper). Nmap is designed for network discovery and security auditing and allows users to scan and explore networks to gather information about hosts and services.

The "-F" option in Nmap stands for "Fast Mode" or "Fast Scan." When used with the Nmap command, it instructs the tool to conduct a fast scan by using a limited number of the most common and widely used port probes. This option is suitable for situations where a quick overview of open ports on a target system is needed, and a comprehensive scan is not necessary.

By employing the "-F" option, Nmap scans a predefined set of ports rather than the full range of 65,535 ports. The specific ports scanned in the fast scan may vary depending on the version of Nmap being used, but typically it includes the most commonly used ports such as HTTP (port 80), FTP (port 21), SSH (port 22), Telnet (port 23), and others.

Using the "-F" option can significantly reduce the scanning time, as it focuses only on the most crucial ports and ignores the less commonly used ones. However, keep in mind that this approach may miss potential open ports that are not included in the limited scan.

Overall, "Nmap -F" is a convenient and quick way to get a basic understanding of the open ports on a target system, allowing users to assess the network security posture efficiently.

nmap -F [target]

[target]: Is you Domain host name or IP