NMapWin version 1.2.12 Readme File
NMapWin is a native Windows/2000/XP front-end for nmap. All features of
nmap version 2.54beta36 have been incorporated into a fully Windows2000
The actual nmap process is started in the background with all output re-
directed into NMapWin. This makes NMapWin independent of the namp release.
For more information on nmap visit:
NMapWin as well as nmap are using the Windows Packet Capture Library Win-
Pcap. For more information on WinPcap s
NMapWin comes with a compiled version of WinPcap v2.3. In case WinPcap is
already installed skip the installation of winpcap.
For news on NMapWin check out:
Support is available at:
NMpaWin source code is available at:
In case you need raw socket support and your operating system currently
does not support raw sockets you have to install winpcap. In this case
please installWinPCap before you install NMapWin.
Included in the distribution is WinPCap 2.3. (directory WinPCap). Execute
winpcap_2.3 which will guide you throught the rest of the installation
For more information about WinPCap see:
To check whether the WinPcap is correctly installed, you can open Control
Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, then choose System
Tools, System Information, Software Environment, Drivers. File NPF should
appear there. If you launched a WinPcap application previously, it should
appear as running .
Uninstalling older versions of WinPcap:
WinPcap 2.1 or newer: go to the control-panel, then open the "add/remove
programs" applet. If WinPcap is present in your
system, an entry called "WinPcap" will be present.
Double-click on it to uninstall WinPcap.
WinPcap 2.02 or older: go to the control-panel, then open the "Network"
applet. If WinPcap is present in your system, an
entry called "Packet Capture Driver" will be lis-
ted (in Windows NT you have to choose the "Services"
tab). Select it and press "Remove" to uninstall
To be absolutely sure that WinPcap has been installed, please look at your
system folder: you should find files called packet.* and wpcap.dll. Please
check the file dates: these should be compatible with the WinPcap release
IMPORTANT NOTE: sometimes, when uninstalling WinPcap version 2.02 or older
from the control panel s network applet in Windows 95/58, the file Windows
Packet.dll is not deleted. You must delete this file manually, otherwise
version 2.1 will not work properly and could cause system crashes.
Installation of NMapWin:
Just start the nmapwin_1.2.12.exe and follow the instruction therein.
See the help file for a full history of this software.