In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Zenmap is the official cross-platform GUI for the Nmap Security Scanner. The main difference between Zenmap and Nmap tools is its graphical interface, which can be suitable for beginners or speed up the work process. This means that you can simply scan graphically without using a Linux terminal. It is free and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, etc.
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 the Zenmap Nmap GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Nmap.
To install Nmap on the Ubuntu system type or copy-paste the below command on your terminal:
sudo apt install nmap
Step 3. Installing Python GTK.
Zenmap uses Python GTK for creating a graphical user interface, you need to install Python GTK on your Ubuntu system using the following command below:
wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb sudo apt install ./python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Step 4. Installing Zenmap on Ubuntu 20.04.
Now run the following command to download the latest Zenmap packages:
Finally, you can install Zenmap using the following command:
sudo apt install ./zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb
Step 5. Accessing Zenmap on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, you can launch Zenmap both from your desktop environment main menu, or launch Zenmap on your command terminal simply type:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Zenmap. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Zenmap network scanning and analysis tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Zenmap website.