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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Connect scanning with Metasploit

In addition to other tools that are available, Metasploit also has an auxiliary module that can be used to perform TCP connect scans on remote systems. Using Metasploit for scanning, as well as exploitation, can be an effective way to cut down on the total number of tools required to complete a penetration test. This specific recipe demonstrates how we can use Metasploit to perform a TCP connect scan.

Getting ready

To use Metasploit to perform a full connect scan, you will need to have a remote system that is running network services over TCP. In the examples provided, an instance of Metasploitable2 is used to perform this task. For more information on how to set up Metasploitable2, refer to Chapter 1, Getting Started ...

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