Monday, October 3, 2022

How To Install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we want to teach you How To Install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04.

Zenmap is a free and open-source GUI for Nmap. It is available on many operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, etc.) and makes Nmap easier to use for beginners.

Here are some of the features of Zenmap:

  • interactive and graphical results viewing – Zenmap can display Nmap’s normal output, but you can also arrange its display to show all ports on a host or all hosts running a particular service. It summarizes details about a single host or a com scan in a convenient display. You can even use Zenmap to draw a topology map of discovered networks.
  • comparison – you can use Zenmap to graphically show the differences between two scans. This can help you to track new hosts or services appearing on their networks, or existing ones going down.
  • repeatability – you can use Zenmap’s command profiles to run the same scan more than once.
  • ease of use – Zenmap is easy to use and is especially useful for people without much experience in Linux shell.

How To Install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04

Before you start to install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our article the Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 20.04.

Now follow the steps below to set up Zenmap on your server.

Install Zenmap Dependencies

First, you need to update your local package index with the command below:

sudo apt update

Then, it’s recommended to install Nmap on Ubuntu 20.04. To do this, you can run the command below:

sudo apt install nmap

Zenmap uses Python GTK for creating a graphical user interface. So you need to install it on your server.

Visit this link http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/ and download the latest version of Python GTK deb package with the wget command:

wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb

Then, use the command below to install it in Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo apt install ./python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb 

When your installation is completed, you can start to install Zenmap on your server.

Set up Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04

The current available Debian package for installation is Zenmap v 7.x. You can visit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/nmap/ and download the latest version Zenmap deb package with the following command:

wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/nmap/zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb

Now you can use the command below to install Zenmap:

sudo apt install ./zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb

When your Zenmap installation is completed, you can run the Zenmap command as root:

sudo zenmap

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04.

Hope you enjoy it.

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