Install Zenmap on Debian 12 Linux Terminal

this tutorial will teach you to Install Zenmap on Debian 12 from the Linux terminal. Zenmap is an official graphical user interface for Nmap. It is free and open-source software that has advanced features and gives users a friendly interface. Zenmap has a command creator that lets interactive creation of Nmap command lines. It is a cross-platform application available for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

Steps To Install Zenmap on Debian 12 From Linux Terminal

Before you start, you must log in to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can check this guide on Initial Server Setup with Debian 12 Bookworm.

The Zenmap packages have been updated to Python 3 and you can easily install Zenmap from source.

Step 1 – Requirements For Zenmap on Debian 12

First, you must run the system update with the command below:

sudo apt update

Then, run the command below to install the required packages for Zenmap installation:

sudo apt install build-essential checkinstall zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev python3-distutils

Step 2 – Download Nmap Source Code on Debian 12

First, you need to create a directory named Downloads and navigate to it with the commands below:

# mkdir Downloads
# cd Downloads

Then, use the following wget command to download the Nmap packages:

sudo wget https://github.com/nmap/nmap/archive/refs/heads/master.zip -O nmap.zip

When your download is completed, extract your file by using the command below:

sudo unzip nmap.zip

Then, navigate to your nmap directory with the command below:

cd nmap-master

Step 3 – Build Zenmap on Debian From the Linux Terminal

At this point, you can easily use the commands below to install the Zenmap:

sudo ./configure

When it is completed, you will get the following output:

Output
            .       .
            \`-"'"-'/
             } 6 6 {
            ==. Y ,==
              /^^^\  .
             /     \  )  Ncat: A modern interpretation of classic Netcat
            (  )-(  )/
            -""---""---   /
           /   Ncat    \_/
          (     ____
           \_.=|____E
Configuration complete.

                    ___.-------.___
                _.-' ___.--;--.___ `-._
             .-' _.-'  /  .+.  \  `-._ `-.
           .' .-'      |-|-o-|-|      `-. `.
          (_ <O__      \  `+'  /      __O> _)
            `--._``-..__`._|_.'__..-''_.--'
                  ``--._________.--''
   ____  _____  ____    ____       _       _______
  |_   \|_   _||_   \  /   _|     / \     |_   __ \
    |   \ | |    |   \/   |      / _ \      | |__) |
    | |\ \| |    | |\  /| |     / ___ \     |  ___/
   _| |_\   |_  _| |_\/_| |_  _/ /   \ \_  _| |_
  |_____|\____||_____||_____||____| |____||_____|

  NMAP IS A POWERFUL TOOL -- USE CAREFULLY AND RESPONSIBLY
Configured with: ndiff zenmap nping openssl zlib libssh2 lua ncat
Configured without: localdirs
Type make (or gmake on some *BSD machines) to compile.

Next, run the commands below to finish your installation of Zenmap on Debian 12:

# sudo make
# sudo make install
Output
NMAP SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED

This will take some time to complete.

Step 4 – Run Zenmap on Debian 12

Finally, you can use the command below to run your Zenmap. It is recommended to be run as root.

sudo zenmap

From there, you can scan the network by typing the IP address or hostname.

In order for users to confirm the availability of the computer, they have to choose from the drop-down box from a variety of analyses such as full scan, simple scan, or ping scan.

For more information, you can visit the Zenmap official page.

Conclusion

At this point, you have learned to install Zenmap on Debian 12 from the Linux terminal. It is a graphical interface for the Nmap security scanner. Hope you enjoy it.

For more guides and articles, you can visit the Orcacore website.

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