Bug 621045 - Some nmap options missing in "nmap --help" output
Summary: Some nmap options missing in "nmap --help" output
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nmap
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Michal Hlavinka
QA Contact: Aleš Mareček
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Blocks: 743506
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Reported: 2010-08-04 05:59 UTC by Karel Srot
Modified: 2011-10-05 07:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Prior to this update, the output of the "nmap -h" (or "nmap --help") command did not describe all the available nmap options that begin with the "-s" or "-P" prefix. As a result, a user could have been unable to research what options can be used to perform specific tasks with nmap. With this update, the bug has been fixed so that the output of "nmap -h" now describes all the aforementioned nmap options that were previously missing from the output.
Clone Of:
: 743506 (view as bug list)
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Last Closed: 2011-07-20 12:48:24 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2011:0967 normal SHIPPED_LIVE nmap bug fix update 2011-07-20 12:48:19 UTC

Description Karel Srot 2010-08-04 05:59:51 UTC
Description of problem:

nmap-5.21-3.el6.x86_64

options listed in manpage but missing in "nmap --help" output:
	--allports
	--defeat-rst-ratelimit
	--fuzzy
	--help
	--initial-rtt-timeout
	--interactive
	--max-hostgroup
	--max-os-tries
	--max-parallelism
	--max-rtt-timeout
	--randomize-hosts
	--release-memory
	--servicedb
	--state
	--stats-every
	--syn
	--version
	--versiondb
	-PR
	-sR

Comment 1 Michal Hlavinka 2010-08-04 07:04:11 UTC
last line of the help output is:
> SEE THE MAN PAGE (http://nmap.org/book/man.html) FOR MORE OPTIONS AND EXAMPLES

it states there are more options than just those written by nmap --help, so why do you consider this as a bug?

Comment 2 Karel Srot 2010-08-04 07:17:01 UTC
Yep, that's true. Anyway, I think at least -PR, -sR options should be listed since other -P -s variants are present. That's just my opinion, not an order.

Comment 3 Suzanne Yeghiayan 2011-02-15 21:41:28 UTC
This issue was proposed for RHEL 6.1 FasTrack but did not get resolved in time.
It has been moved to RHEL 6.2 FasTrack.

Comment 5 Suzanne Yeghiayan 2011-02-15 22:04:55 UTC
This issue was proposed for RHEL 6.1 FasTrack but did not get resolved in time.
It has been moved to RHEL 6.2 FasTrack.

Comment 8 Petr Kovar 2011-07-04 17:00:06 UTC
    Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
    accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.
    
    New Contents:
Prior to this update, the output of the "nmap -h" (or "nmap --help") command did not describe all the available nmap options that begin with the "-s" or "-P" prefix. As a result, a user could have been unable to research what options can be used to perform specific tasks with nmap. With this update, the bug has been fixed so that the output of "nmap -h" now describes all the aforementioned nmap options that were previously missing from the output.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2011-07-20 12:48:24 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2011-0967.html


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