Hi all, just downloaded backtrack for the first time, im new to the whole scene. Came to trying out an Nmap scan on a metasploitable VM, and a tcp scan using the default 100 ports of one host takes 2 minutes to complete. The book im following suggested scanning all ports rather than just the default 1000, and after 5 or so minutes i checked on the progress and nmap informed me that there was two HOURS left before the scan was complete.

From everything ive seen so far, im pretty sure that this should not be the case, so i was wondering if some1 could help me troubleshoot a little.

Im running Backtrack 5 Gnome 32 bit on VMWare Player, scanning a Metasploitable VM also in VMWare player. The command i used was as follows:

nmap –sT -p- -PN IP Address

Thanks in advance!