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Engels started playing with Linux® in 1991 and obtained his Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI), and Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX) certifications in 2002. He is in charge of Bluepoint's Total Linux®, Linux Kernel Internals®, Perl & Python Programming, and Extreme PHP curriculum and instruction development.
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Nmap 10th Anniversary
Friday, Dec 14, 2007, 3:45 AM
Wow, 10 years already but it just seems like yesterday.

Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:42:05 -0800
From: Fyodor <fyodor@insecure.org>
To: nmap-hackers@insecure.org
Subject: Nmap 4.50 (10th Anniversary Edition) released

Hi everyone. I'm proud to say that Nmap has reached its 10th anniversary since I released it in 1997, and it is still going strong! To celebrate that, Nmap 4.50 has been released. It is the first stable release in more than a year (there have been dozens of dev releases), and the first major release since 4.00 two years ago.

In related good news, the movie Bourne Ultimatum was released to DVD on Tuesday, and is currently the 3rd highest selling DVD on Amazon. In this movie, the CIA needs to hack the mail server of a newspaper (The Guardian UK) to read the email of a reporter they assassinated. So they turn to Nmap and its new official GUI Zenmap (part of the 4.50 release)! I have screenshots up on http://insecure.org . Nmap has now appeared in at least five movies--it has become quite the movie star!

The changelog shows 320 changes since 4.00 with a lot of great stuff in this release! It has a brand new GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a scripting engine allowing you to write your own scripts for high-performance network discovery (or use one of the 40 scripts shipped with it), the 2nd generation OS detection system (now with more than a thousand fingerprints), nearly 1,500 more version detection signatures, and a lot more! You can read the full release announcement, which describes the changes as well as future plans, right here:

http://insecure.org/stf/Nmap-4.50-Release.html

Or if you are ready to jump right in, head to the download page:

http://insecure.org/nmap/download.html

We don't have an ad budget, so please help spread the word about the new Nmap. The 4.00 release made Slashdot, Digg, etc. and this release is even better!

And of course be sure to try it out yourself! Let us know on the nmap-dev list if you encounter any problems. See http://insecure.org/nmap/man/man-bugs.html .

Cheers,
Fyodor
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