Tool and Usage
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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
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