And the most important item in the change log:
Nmap Change Log
o The compile-time Nmap ASCII dragon is now more ferocious thanks to
better teeth alignment. [David]
Hi all. Sorry if this thread is in wrong area or double posted, i am using a really bad connection so cant perform a search right now.
Fyodor released the version 5.0 of nmap today: nmap.org/5/
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From: Fyodor <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 13:47
Subject: Nmap 5.00
Hi folks. I'm pleased to announce the release of that long awaited
stable version we've all been working on: Nmap 5.00!
Rather than repeat the release notes here, I'll just link to them:
Thanks, everyone, for helping to make this project a success .
Oh, and please help spread the word about Nmap 5.00!
Yeah, just saw this on Slashdot. Neato.
I have the card in me head, but you have the memory problems?
If any one hasn't taken 5.0 out for a test run you should. Much better than before. Of course I have been messing around with the beta and keeping it up to date so the improvements were not a big change to me.
Even zenmap the gui front end is much better and actually worth using.
EDIT: The Dev team pushed the newest release to the repo for those that want it, the easy way.
Along the way to making a video on Ncat I needed to compile Nmap 5 from source, so I figured I might as well do a video on that as well. There are many reasons why you might want to compile Nmap from source instead of just using the package manager:
1. The is no Nmap package for your distro.
2. There may be features that are in the source tree that are not in the package for your distro.
3. You want to be bleeding edge, or the version of Nmap in the repositories is old.
4. Just so you know you can.
Let get to compiling!!!
credits to irongeek
nmap 5.0 should be in the repo for updating.