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Michał Zalewski
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This tool is a great addition to nmap, especially if that reveals not reliable data or none at all. Due to the passive way of working, it won't be detected nor influences any connection.

- Version 3 of p0f is a full rewrite
- The idea for p0f dates back to June 10, 2000
- Tool can run in foreground or as a daemon process

Common uses for p0f include reconnaissance during penetration tests; routine network monitoring; detection of unauthorized network interconnects in corporate environments; providing signals for abuse-prevention tools; and miscellaneous forensics.

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

P0f is under development by Michał Zalewski.

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