Nmap (Network Mapper) is an open-source network scanner that is widely used in cyber security for discovering hosts and services on a computer network. Nmap allows you to efficiently explore and scan networks to identify open ports, running services, and other security vulnerabilities.

Features of Nmap

How to use Nmap

Nmap can be installed on various platforms such as Windows, Linux, and macOS. After installation, Nmap can be used via the command line with different options and flags, depending on the desired scan type.

For example, to perform a simple host and port discovery, the following command can be used:

nmap -sn -p 80,443

This command will perform a “ping scan” (-sn) on the specified IP range ( and check for open ports 80 and 443.

Important Notes

For more information and usage examples, refer to the official Nmap documentation.