[ipv6hackers] nmap NSE scripts

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Tue Oct 8 01:49:02 CEST 2013

Hi, Adam

On 10/07/2013 07:01 PM, Adam Števko wrote:
> as a part of a semester project, I decided to enhance nmap with 
> several NSE scripts for various IPv6 vulnerabilities. These NSE 
> scripts should be based on their counterparts from various IPv6 
> toolkits available out there, most notably thc-ipv6 and IPv6
> toolkit.

Why not contributing to thc-ipv6 and/or IPv6 toolkits themselves?

-- particularly when the developer base for these two projects is much
smaller than that of nmap.

> Implementing some of those tools as nmap NSE scripts will make
> them available to a larger audience and enable to run on wide range
> of platforms.

FWIW, IPv6 toolkit (http://www.si6networks.com/tools/ipv6toolkit) runs
on {Free, Net, Open}BSD, Linux, and Mac OS, and we have been doing
quite a bit of effort to integrate it better with these operating
systems. -- as a heads up, the IPv6 toolkit is now available in the
package system of each of the aforementioned OSes (including packages
for several Linux distributions).

> I would like to ask which tools do you think should be 
> implemented?

Me, if you're going to contribute to nmap development, I'd say
"something that has not been implemented by thc-ipv6 or ipv6 toolkit".
-- that would increase the functionality available to IPv6 practitioners.


Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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