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Active OS Fingerprinting Tools

 These products are designed to guestimate remote operating systems and sometimes even the patch level that the operating system is running on.  Active fingerprinting tools rely on stimulus-response, where the source will send certain packets (stimulus) to the target, the target's response can be analyzed to identify the operating system, Different Operating Systems respond to the source packets in different ways, hence their ability to fingerprint different remote hosts reliably.

 

See Also Passive fingerprinting tools. These perform a similar function but without stimulating the remote host, instead they rely on passing traffic.

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Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, although it works fine against single hosts. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts ...

VendorFyodor
Pricing ModelOpen Source
Modified

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SinFP - a Perl module to do active and passive OS fingerprinting SinFP is a new approach to OS fingerprinting, which bypasses limitations that nmap has. Nmap approaches to fingerprinting as shown to be efficient for years. Nowadays, with the omni-p ...

VendorGomoR
Pricing ModelFreeware
Modified
Amap

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Amap is a next-generation scanning tool, which identifies applications and services even if they are not listening on the default port by creating a bogus-communication and analyzing the responses.

VendorTHC
Pricing ModelFreeware
Modified
Vmap   not strictly an OS fingerprinter

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Vmap stands for version mapper. It allows you to find out the version of a daemon by fingerprinting the features and replys of bogus commands. It's a great addition to the other *map tools.

VendorTHC
Pricing ModelFreeware
Modified

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As far as I can tell, measuring RTOs seems to be a pretty accurate and stealthy method for profiling networked devices, and Snacktime seems to be a pretty reasonable implementation. Furthermore, masking ones "normal" RTO can be difficult for some operatin ...

VendorTod Beardsley
ModifiedNever

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Mantra is a collection of free and open source tools integrated into a web browser, which can become handy for students, penetration testers, web application developers, security professionals etc. It is portable, ready-to-run, compact and follows the tru ...

VendorOWASP
Pricing ModelOpen Source
Modified