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passive Nmap like scanner built with

Smap demo

Smap is a port scanner built with's free API. It takes same command line arguments as Nmap and produces the same output which makes it a drop-in replacament for Nmap.


  • Scans 200 hosts per second
  • Doesn't require any account/api key
  • Vulnerability detection
  • Supports all nmap's output formats
  • Service and version fingerprinting
  • Makes no contact to the targets



You can download a pre-built binary from here and use it right away.


go install -v

Confused or something not working? For more detailed instructions, click here

AUR pacakge

Smap is available on AUR as smap-git (builds from source) and smap-bin (pre-built binary).


Smap is also avaible on Homebrew.

brew update
brew install smap


Smap takes the same arguments as Nmap but options other than -p, -h, -o*, -iL are ignored. If you are unfamiliar with Nmap, here's how to use Smap.

Specifying targets


You can also use a list of targets, seperated by newlines.

smap -iL targets.txt

Supported formats         // IPv4 address     // hostname   // CIDR


Smap supports 6 output formats which can be used with the -o* as follows

smap -oX output.xml

If you want to print the output to terminal, use hyphen (-) as filename.

Supported formats

oX    // nmap's xml format
oG    // nmap's greppable format
oN    // nmap's default format
oA    // output in all 3 formats above at once
oP    // IP:PORT pairs seperated by newlines
oS    // custom smap format
oJ    // json

Note: Since Nmap doesn't scan/display vulnerabilities and tags, that data is not available in nmap's formats. Use -oS to view that info.

Specifying ports

Smap scans these 1237 ports by default. If you want to display results for certain ports, use the -p option.

smap -p21-30,80,443 -iL targets.txt


Since Smap simply fetches existent port data from, it is super fast but there's more to it. You should use Smap if:

You want

  • vulnerability detection
  • a super fast port scanner
  • results for most common ports (top 1237)
  • no connections to be made to the targets

You are okay with

  • not being able to scan IPv6 addresses
  • results being up to 7 days old
  • a few false negatives
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