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    Tool: amap
    Use: Scanning.
    Version: 5.4
    OS: Linux
    Vendor/Author: van Hauser <[email protected]>
    Status: Inactive
    Description: Amap is a tool to identify application protocols on target ports.

    From the MAN page:
    Amap is a scanning tool that allows you to identify the applications that are running on a specific port or ports. This is achieved by connecting to the port(s) and sending trigger packets. These trigger packets will typically be an application protocol handshake. Many network daemons will only respond to the correct handshake (i.e. SSL). Amap then looks up the response in a list and prints out any match it finds. Amap supports tcp and udp protocols, regular and SSL-enabled ASCII and binary protocols and a variety of options are at your disposal to control the behaviour of the tool. It can take an nmap machine readable output file as its input file and can log to a file and screen.
    This is an outdated but still somewhat useful tool. It does very much what nmap does when nmap has been executed with the -sV or the -A argument, this being fingerprinting an application or service listening on any given port.
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