Published on April 2nd, 2014 📆 | 5782 Views ⚑


OWASP NINJA PingU – Open Source High Performance Network Scanner

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NINJA-PingU Is Not Just a Ping Utility is a free open-source high performance network scanner tool for large scale analyses. It has been designed with performance as its primary goal and developed as a framework to allow easy plugin integration.

It comes out of the box with a set of plugins for services analysisembedded devices identification and to spot backdoors.

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NINJA PingU takes advantage of raw sockets to reduce the three-way TCP handshake latency and it's state. Directly sending IP packets also avoids the TCP stack overhead.

It also implements non-blocking networking I/O in the plugin's interface by means of epoll. Each component is multithreaded and they have built-in caches to minimize synchronization points. In addition, the results persistment operations are buffered to reduce disk writes.

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It has been developed to easily allow developers build their custom plugins. . NINJA PingU also integrates gnuplot to automatically plot the analysis results. In addition, a custom terminator has been embedded for enhanced data visualization.

The previous chart corresponds to a 17 seconds analysis in a 100mbps network, where 10 million hosts were scanned and 9 thousand services identified. The analysis average speed was higher than half million hosts scanned per second.

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Getting NINJA PingU

NINJA PingU V1.0 is available here. more info can be found here

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