Identifying the version number of running services

If you wish to identify the software Version (-sV flag) of services running on machine’s open ports, just provide the -sV flag to nmap.

Type the command:

nmap -sV x.x.x.x

where x.x.x.x is the ip address that you wish to scan.


You will get an answer similar to this:

Starting Nmap 5.21 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2011-12-22 22:47 EET
Nmap scan report for x.x.x.x
Host is up (0.00024s latency).
Not shown: 997 closed ports
80/tcp  open  http            Apache httpd 2.2.20 ((Ubuntu))
443/tcp open  ssl/https?
902/tcp open  ssl/vmware-auth VMware Authentication Daemon 1.10 (Uses VNC, SOAP)
1 service unrecognized despite returning data. If you know the service/version, please submit the following fingerprint at http://www.insecure.org/cgi-bin/servicefp-submit.cgi :
SF-Port443-TCP:V=5.21%T…… blah blah blah…

Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at http://nmap.org/submit/ .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 95.18 seconds