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In addition having experience with Linux based systems is a great way to get access to a wide selection of security tools.
The installation steps in this guide are for an Ubuntu Linux based system but could be applied with minor changes to other Linux flavors such as Fedora / Centos, or BSD based system.
After that, it covers the most important features of NSE.
OS DETECTION: -O: Enable OS detection --osscan-limit: Limit OS detection to promising targets --osscan-guess: Guess OS more aggressively TIMING AND PERFORMANCE: Options which take : Output in the three major formats at once -v: Increase verbosity level (use -vv or more for greater effect) -d: Increase debugging level (use -dd or more for greater effect) --reason: Display the reason a port is in a particular state --open: Only show open (or possibly open) ports --packet-trace: Show all packets sent and received --iflist: Print host interfaces and routes (for debugging) --log-errors: Log errors/warnings to the normal-format output file --append-output: Append to rather than clobber specified output files --resume : XSL stylesheet to transform XML output to HTML --webxml: Reference stylesheet from Nmap.
If you need to get a Linux system up and running, a Free virtual machine is Virtualbox.
This is an easy to use virtual machine system, you could of course alternatively use VMware or Parallels.
Download the latest Ubuntu iso from select the ISO as the boot media for your guest and start the virtual machine.
Select the install option and Ubuntu will be installed onto the virtual hard disk on the machine.