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How to Install nmap Security Scanner on Windows XP

Installing nmap security scanner on Windows XP is fairly easy. The easiest way is to download and run the nmap stable release executable file currently located here. You can verify the latest release by visiting nmap’s download page here.

Once the nmap.exe file is downloaded just double click it and choose a location to unpack the files. The easiest place would be something like c:\nmap or if you have cygwin installed you might want to do c:\cygwin\nmap. Make sure to note the location as you will need to add this to your path so you can execute it without having to be in the nmap directory.

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How To SCP With Windows XP

I have been using my Windows XP laptop a lot more for server management and configuration. I have installed numerous utilities recently to help along the way including CGYWIN but had not installed anything to secure Copy files from my laptop to servers. I was on the phone with a friend who recommended WinSCP so…