Tool and Usage
Masscan is a security tool to perform a network scan for many systems at once. It is optimized asynchronous transmissions to achieve its performance.
Why this tool?
Masscan can be compared with other tools like Nmap. Due to its focus on high performance, this tool can be used when many systems have to be scanned at once (think multi-network).
How it works
Masscan uses a custom TCP/IP stack to achieve its goal. In fact, you need to make adjustments before using the scanner, to avoid problems with the local TCP/IP stack.
Usage and audience
- Focus on high performance
- + More than 25 contributors
- + More than 6000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
Author and Maintainers
Masscan is under development by Rob Graham.
Support operating systems
Masscan is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.
|Latest release||1.0.4 [2017-06-06]|
|Last updated||Sept. 20, 2017|
|Massscan GitHub project|