nmap - Operating System Detection Scan - How to Run

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nmap - Operating System Detection Scan - How to Run

Nmap has many great features and options. One of the most popular uses is for Operating System detection, also know as OS detection. To run an OS detection scan on a hostname or IP, run the following command:

nmap -O -v scanme.nmap.org

nmap - Operating System Detection Scan - How to Run

-O: Enable OS detection

-v: Increase verbosity level (use -vv or more for greater effect)

For more information & details, see nmap's page on the same subject:

http://nmap.org/book/man-os-detection.html

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