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How To Install Nmap on Fedora 38

Install Nmap on Fedora 38

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nmap on Fedora 38. Are you a Fedora 38 user looking to install and use Nmap for networking exploration and security auditing? Look no further as we guide you through the simple installation process and basic usage of Nmap on Fedora 38.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Nmap network exploration and security auditing on a Fedora 38.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Nmap.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Nmap on Fedora 38

Step 1. Before we can install Nmap on Fedora 38, it’s important to ensure that our system is up-to-date with the latest packages. This will ensure that we have access to the latest features and bug fixes and that we can install Nmap without any issues:

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Step 2. Installing Nmap on Fedora 38.

To install Nmap on Fedora 38, simply run the following command in your terminal:

sudo dnf install nmap

After the installation is complete, you can verify that Nmap is working by running the following command:

nmap -v

Step 3. Basic Usage of Nmap.

Once Nmap is installed, we can start using it to scan our network. Here are some basic usage examples:

Command Description
nmap <target> Scans the target IP address or hostname
nmap -sP <target> Pings the target to see if it’s online
nmap -F <target> Scans of the most common ports on the target
nmap -sS <target> Performs a stealth scan on the target
nmap -sV <target> Attempts to determine the version of services running on the target
nmap -O <target> Attempts to determine the operating system running on the target

Let’s say we want to scan the target IP address to see what ports are open. We would use the following command:


If we only want to see which ports are open, we can use the -sS flag for a stealth scan:

nmap -sS

We can also use Nmap to determine the operating system running on the target:

nmap -O

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nmap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Nmap network exploration and security auditing on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nmap website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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