[ipv6hackers] nmap NSE scripts

Adam Števko adam.stevko at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 15:11:41 CEST 2013

Hi Fernando,

On Oct 8, 2013, at 1:49 AM, Fernando Gont <fgont at si6networks.com> wrote:

> 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.

I am more familiar with NSE and I’m afraid learning something new will take huge amount of time and I would rather use that time to produce something>

>> 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).

In the future, I might help extend IPv6 toolkit to run on Solaris/illumos based
operating systems.

>> 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.
> Thanks!
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Fernando Gont
> SI6 Networks
> e-mail: fgont at si6networks.com
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