I can't run Nmap from my droplet.

I’m trying to test my home network by portscanning from my droplet but everytime I run Nmap I get this error:

Couldn't open a raw socket. Error: Permission denied (13)

I’m running it with sudo (as root…) but it always says permission denied. Thanks.


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This is a dumb issue with how snap works. The fix is running

snap connect nmap:network-control

after installing nmap.

Hi @puggolouie,

I’ve actually never experienced this on any linux machine so I had to do some research. This seems to be experienced when you are using nmap on Windows.

There are some bugs opened about it here - BUG

Anyway, can you confirm how exactly are you trying to scan your local environment from your droplet?

Regards, KDSys

Hello, @puggolouie

Could you please let me know what OS you’re using? There was a bug in a specific version and I would like to check this. Also what happens when you run the scan locally on your droplet?

sudo netstat -plunt

Let me know how it goes.

Regards, Alex