A Logo

Feel free to include my content in your page via my
RSS feed

Help Irongeek.com pay for
bandwidth and research equipment:

Search Irongeek.com:

Affiliates:
Irongeek Button
Social-engineer-training Button

Help Irongeek.com pay for bandwidth and research equipment:

paypalpixle


Man page of SMTPSCAN

SMTPSCAN

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 20020821
Index of this MAN page

Back To MAN Pages From BackTrack 5 R1 Master List  

NAME

smtpscan @VERSION@

 

SYNOPSIS

smtpscan [OPTIONS...] hostname(s)
smtpscan [OPTIONS...] -D DOMAINNAME

 

DESCRIPTION

smtpscan is a remote SMTP server version detector. It can be used to guess which mail software is used on a remote server, that may hide its SMTP banner.

smtpscan works by testing the remote SMTP server reaction, thanks to tests defined in the tests (/usr/local/share/smtpscan/tests) file. Almost all of those tests consists in weird SMTP request, whose answer is not precisly defined in the corresponding RFCs. Some other times, they check whether the remote SMTP server is simply RFC compliant. After each test, remote server returns a SMTP Error Message. Fingerprints are made of SMTP Error Messages corresponding to the tests.

Due to the fact that server reaction may be modified by its configuration, smtpscan tries to detect the nearest fingerprint if there is no exact match, that is it finds the fingerprint(s) that have the fewer different Error Messages.

Currently, 15 tests are used to guess the remote server version. Some other may be added in the future.

 

OPTIONS

-h, --help Print help message
-V Print smtpscan current version and exits
-v Verbose mode
-d Debug mode


-f=PATH Fingerprint file location
-t=PATH Test file location
-p=PORT Remote port
-i=TIMEOUT Connection timeout (in seconds)

-c

Connect only once. Some servers don't accept too many consecutive connections from a host. You may use this option to be able to scan some servers. smtpscan then uses the SMTP 'RSET' command to be able to restart negociation. Beware: some SMTP servers don't accept too many RSET either...

-D

Specify a Domain name instead of a server. smtpscan then retrieve the corresponding mail exchanger and scan it

-n=NUMBER

Scan the Nth mail exchanger instead of the first (ordered by preference)
-a

Scan all the Mail Exchangers of the specified domain (see -D switch), that is scan every IP address returned by a MX DNS request (beware of 'virtual IPs' or load balancing...)

 

EXAMPLES

Here is some smtpscan use examples :

smtpscan smtp.test.com
Scans remote host smtp.test.com to guess its smtp software version
smtpscan smtp1.test.com smtp2.test.com
Scans remote hosts smtp1 et smtp2
smtpscan -D yahoo.com
Scans the yahoo.com first Mail Exchanger (may be different servers while trying several times, because of DNS CNAME)
smtpscan -D yahoo.com -n 2
Scans the yahoo.com secondary Mail Exchanger
smtpscan -D yahoo.com -a -c -i 15
Scans all the yahoo.com Mail Exchangers found, uses the RSET smtp keyword so that only one connexion is opened per SMTP server and sets the timeout at 15 seconds

 

FILES

@prefix@/smtpscan/fingerprints - fingerprints file

@prefix@/smtpscan/tests - tests file

 

AUTHOR

Julien Bordet (<zejames>) <zejames@greyhats.org>

 

HOW TO HELP

smtpscan fingerprint file is a growing database : any mail sent to zejames@greyhats.org with fingerprint and SMTP server version would be very appreciated :=)

 

AVAILABILITY

http://www.greyhats.org/outils/smtpscan/


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
FILES
AUTHOR
HOW TO HELP
AVAILABILITY

This document was created by man2html, using the manual pages.
Time: 07:34:21 GMT, September 13, 2011

Printable version of this article

15 most recent posts on Irongeek.com:


If you would like to republish one of the articles from this site on your webpage or print journal please contact IronGeek.

Copyright 2016, IronGeek
Louisville / Kentuckiana Information Security Enthusiast