Bug 184286 - Misleading error message with IPv6 scan
Misleading error message with IPv6 scan
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nmap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2006-03-07 15:37 EST by Valdis Kletnieks
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: nmap-4.03-1
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 09:10:53 EDT
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Description Valdis Kletnieks 2006-03-07 15:37:54 EST
Description of problem:
nmap issues a misleading error message with some IPv6 options

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  nmap -sT -O -PI -PT -T4 -6 ::1
Actual results:

# nmap -sT -O -PI -PT -T4 -6 ::1
Sorry -- IPv6 support is currently only available for connect() scan (-sT), ping
scan (-sP), and list scan (-sL).  Further support is under consideration.

Expected results:
The error message shouldn't complain about -sT, which was specified, but
should instead say something about the -O option for operating system
fingerprinting, which isn't supported for IPv6....

Additional info:
Comment 1 Valdis Kletnieks 2006-03-07 17:21:49 EST
Fyodor says it will be fixed in the next upstream release...
Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-10 09:10:53 EDT
Updated packages are ony their way to the mirrors. The message wording has been
enhanced to say something about fingerprinting.

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