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NIS ypserv Map Dumper

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NIS ypserv Map Dumper



This module dumps the specified map from NIS ypserv. The following examples are from ypcat -x: Use "ethers" for map "ethers.byname" Use "aliases" for map "mail.aliases" Use "services" for map "services.byname" Use "protocols" for map "protocols.bynumber" Use "hosts" for map "hosts.byname" Use "networks" for map "networks.byaddr" Use "group" for map "group.byname" Use "passwd" for map "passwd.byname" You may specify a map by one of the nicknames above.


  • wvu <wvu@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/nis_ypserv_map
msf auxiliary(nis_ypserv_map) > show actions
msf auxiliary(nis_ypserv_map) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(nis_ypserv_map) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(nis_ypserv_map) > run 

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