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    SATAN Software/ What Is ?....
    Hi

    Speaking in a general sense, what is SATAN ?

    Is it bad ? / Something to be avoided ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWilliams
    Hi

    Speaking in a general sense, what is SATAN ?

    Is it bad ? / Something to be avoided ?

    Steve
    Steve, are you smoking that again?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATAN

    And according to that it's not being further developed and there are better tools out there. And their page definitely looks like a 90's type of page - http://www.porcupine.org/satan/
    Last edited by Trust; April 6th, 2008 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    So Satan is a good tool now?
    The Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN) is a testing and reporting toolbox that collects a variety of information about networked hosts and was considered one of the best when written. In fact, it was the first truly user-friendly network scanner. It features an HTML interface, complete with forms to enter targets, tables to display results and context-sensitive tutorials that appear when a hole has been found.

    The tool was developed by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema. Neil Gaiman drew the artwork for the SATAN documentation.

    SATAN was designed to help systems administrators automate the process of testing their systems for known vulnerabilities that can be exploited via the network. This is particularly useful for networked systems with multiple hosts. Like most security tools, it is useful for good or bad purposes - it is also useful to would-be intruders looking for systems with security holes.

    SATAN is written mostly in Perl and utilizes a web browser such as Netscape, Mosaic or Lynx to provide the user interface. ... Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATAN
    No wonder I once again I am glad I have became an atheist.


    Btw, I am sorry Steve, I didn't know that there was a Satan that was good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal


    Btw, I am sorry Steve, I didn't know that there was a Satan that was good!
    Sal

    I laughed till I slit my lip sal !

    Thanx 4 the milez of smiles.

    Thanks to all that replied.

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    Thanks to this thread my family now thinks I'm researching devil worship. No joke.

    "Why are you looking up Satan on the net?"

    "It's a computer program thing...not what you think"

    "Riiiiiight"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal
    I didn't know that there was a Satan that was good!
    This software must be the devil's latest PR trick
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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