I’m making the switch. My new system is going to be my security box as well as my main system. Well, either that or I’m going to see if work’ll buy me a Mac. Check it:
daniel@kairin daniel $ nmap tiberius Starting Nmap 4.00 2006-02-07 02:23 EST Interesting ports on tiberius (10.100.5.200): (The 1666 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed) PORT STATE SERVICE 135/tcp open msrpc 139/tcp open netbios-ssn 445/tcp open microsoft-ds 1025/tcp open NFS-or-IIS 1027/tcp open IIS 3389/tcp open ms-term-serv Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.900 seconds daniel@kairin daniel $
…and that’s running from OS X (compiled natively) — no remote shell to a Linux box or nuttin’. Sure, we’ve been able to do this for a long time now, but for some reason I’ve been silly and haven’t.
From now on I’m going to be compiling all my security apps natively instead of using package managers for OS X; they just aren’t mature enough to me, and the packages all seem dated.
Yeah, this rocks.