Nmap (Network Mapper) is a powerful network scanning and security auditing tool. Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that allows you to run Linux packages on your Android device. You can install Nmap on Termux to perform network scans and security assessments directly from your Android device. Here’s how you can install and use Nmap on Termux:
Download and install the Termux app from the Google Play Store.
Launch the Termux app.
Run the following command to update the package lists and upgrade existing packages:
Run the following command to install Nmap:
Verify the installation:
Run the following command to verify that Nmap is installed correctly:
You can now use Nmap commands to scan and analyze networks. Here’s an example command to scan a target IP address or hostname:
Replace with the IP address or hostname you want to scan. You can also specify additional options and flags to customize your scan. For example:
This command scans the first 1000 ports and performs aggressive service detection on the target.
Note that certain advanced features of Nmap may not be available or may have limitations when using it within Termux on an Android device. Nonetheless, it should still provide you with basic network scanning capabilities.