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Anonymous FTP Access Detection



Detect anonymous (read/write) FTP server access.


  • Matteo Cantoni <goony@nothink.org>


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/scanner/ftp/anonymous
msf auxiliary(anonymous) > show actions
msf auxiliary(anonymous) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(anonymous) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(anonymous) > run 

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