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Re: Tool to find out info about machine ?

begin  Elizabeth Barham quotation:
> There is nmap which tries to guess the operating system plus some
> other things.

Be careful advising people who don't know what they're doing to use
"nmap" when they want to find host information.

Many sysadmins see portscans as an attack.  Some ISPs will delete your
account for doing that.  In some states folks might even attempt to
prosecute you.  

Or, the response could be as benign as their end detecting the portscan
and blocking access from your machine.

Know what you're doing before you portscan people.

Shawn McMahon                    | McMahon's Laws of Linux support:
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AIM: spmcmahonfedex, smcmahoneiv | 2) Somebody thinks your way is wrong

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