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Hi guys , I have the following situation , in the lab of my university we had a Linux machine with port 22 is open , i'm able to ping ...
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    Detecting wish OS a computer has !


    Hi guys ,

    I have the following situation , in the lab of my university we had a Linux machine with port 22 is open , i'm able to ping the machine but i'm not able to connect via ssh , i strongly believe since our group is not well organized , somebody changes this machine to a window$ machine , so is there is any way to detect the operating system of the machine .

    some sites have this , so how it can be done , really i need to know if this machine is running window$ or Linux .
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    Well i don't know how to delete the post i made this post without thinking a bit more , but i found the solution , as root:

    nmap -v -O HOSTNAME .

    the machine is running Linux

    nmap is a powerful tool , i use it always to detect open and closed ports .

    Regards.
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    Hi aliov !

    I think there is no need to delete this thread coz your problem/solution will help a lot of other users.
    Well Done !
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliov View Post
    nmap is a powerful tool , i use it always to detect open and closed ports .
    I agree. nmap is great. If you like it, you might want to look into Nessus which uses nmap but gives you even more detail.

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    Hey,thanks for the Link . this is a great application .
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