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Tool and Usage

ScanSSH is a security tool to perform scans on SSH to detect open proxies and available services. It retrieves version information and related details.

Additional information

The project was created by Niels Provos and was originally created for OpenBSD systems. The project is currently maintained by Oliver Falk, who is one of the package maintainers.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a open proxy scanner and SSH security audit tool.

ScanSSH is commonly used for information gathering or reconnaissance. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review

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

Author and Maintainers

ScanSSH is under development by Niels Provos. This project is currently maintained by Oliver Falk.


Support operating systems

ScanSSH is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

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Project details
Latest release2.1.2 [2017-04-21]
Last updatedOct. 18, 2017

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