Amap is an application-mapping tool that can be used to read banners from network services running on remote ports. This specific recipe will demonstrate how to use Amap to acquire service banners in order to identify the services associated with open ports on a target system.
To use Amap to gather service banners, you will need to have a remote system running network services that discloses information when a client device connects to them. In the examples provided, an instance of Metasploitable2 is used to perform this task. For more information on setting up Metasploitable2, please refer to the Installing Metasploitable2 recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started.
-B option in Amap can be used ...