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Scanning a Host with NMAP

In this lab, we'll use a well-known network and host scanning tool named NMAP to scan a host for open ports and attempt to identify which services are running on those ports.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 18, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Install NMAP.

    1. Switch from the cloud_user account to root by running sudo su and entering the cloud_user password.
    2. Run the command apt-get update.
    3. Run the command apt-get install -y nmap.
  2. Challenge

    Scan the localhost with NMAP and output results to a file named `scan.txt`.

    Run the following command: nmap -sV localhost -oN scan.txt

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