Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184286
Misleading error message with IPv6 scan
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
nmap issues a misleading error message with some IPv6 options
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. nmap -sT -O -PI -PT -T4 -6 ::1
# 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.
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....
Fyodor says it will be fixed in the next upstream release...
Updated packages are ony their way to the mirrors. The message wording has been
enhanced to say something about fingerprinting.