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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 11:49:14 -0500
From: "Dude VanWinkle" <>
To: "Randal L. Schwartz" <>
Subject: Re: Nmap Online

On 01 Dec 2006 08:33:00 -0800, Randal L. Schwartz <> wrote:
> >>>>> "Dude" == Dude VanWinkle <> writes:
> Dude> Here is an example of what is legal vs what isnt: If you scan a
> Dude> machine with nmap from one machine, that is not illegal. If you run
> Dude> 100,00 nmap scans from a distributed botnet and take down their
> Dude> server, thats illegal.
> It's clear you're not a lawyer, and anyone who takes your advice here would be
> a fool.  But I just wanted to point that out again for the clueless.

so if you are disagreeing with one of the above statements, then one
of the following must be true in your opinion:

 you _can_ legally DoS someones server with 100,000 nmap scans
 It is illegal to portscan

learn to read buddy.


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