Masscan

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseAGPL 3.0
Programming languageC
AuthorRob Graham
Latest release1.0.5 []

Project health

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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. It can scan all internet hosts on IPv4 within 5 minutes. This impressive statistic makes the tool loved by those that do security research.

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 TCP/IP stack of the system.

Usage and audience

Masscan is commonly used for network scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Features

  • Focus on high performance

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Masscan is under development by Rob Graham.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Masscan is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a internet scanner and network port scanner.