Fyodor, the developer NMAP, the open source port scanner, announced the release of version 3.50. NMAP, or network mapper, is a software utility for security auditing and exploration. This release adds some important and exciting features and takes the software in a new development direction. Some of the features and enhancements are:
Advanced service/version detection system.
Improved operating system detection process.
Better formatting of output.
New fingerprint classification system.
In response to SCO’s lawsuits and claims of infringement against Linux, Fyodor has taken an unusual stance by terminating SCO’s license to NMAP on all of SCO platforms. A risky move but then that’s Fyodor.