Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164962
Moronic nmap man page suggests people portscan microsoft.com
Last modified: 2010-03-05 09:32:21 EST
Description of problem:
"Unfortunately, some sites such as microsoft.com block echo request packets.
Ok, not that bad, but try this:
"This allows the scanning of networks that donât allow ICMP echo
requests (or responses) through their firewall. microsoft.com is an
example of such a network, and thus you should always use -P0 or -PS80 when
portscanning microsoft.com. "
Software provided as part of Red Hat is telling customers to portscan Microsoft.
Sillier folk do this and get kicked off their ISP, or other such results.
The man page doesn't have any of this crap.
you are right!
Needs fixing, but dropping the security tag
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
I'm sorry for not addressing the issue in RHEL-4. As cyrus-imapd
is not scheduled for update in RHEL-4.9, I'm closing that bugzilla WONTFIX. If
you are still experiencing the issue with RHEL-5, feel free to reopen it