View Full Version : [ubuntu] Zenmap scanning my own network

February 10th, 2010, 03:03 PM

I want to do a 'slow comprehensive scan' of my network but zenmap keeps saying i need root privileges. I know that ubuntu forums has a strict anti root how to policy but where else am i going to find reliable advice?

February 10th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Open a terminal type sudo senmap. Then type your passwork and press enter. On my Gnome Ubuntu it shows up in the menu as zenmap and zenmap with root. On other desktops sometimes it does not.

February 10th, 2010, 05:21 PM
You can edit the menu entry. Go to System -> Preferences -> Main menu. There you just need to look for zenmap, hit properties and on the command, add 'gksu' at the start. Then you'll be prompted for password when you want to use it, but you'll be able to do all kinds of scans.