Using PortScanner Feature in Pinkie More Effectively!

Another must have tool for a network professional is the Port Scanner. It is used to probe a host to see if host is listening on the specified port (open) or not.

Here’s how you can use PortScanner in Pinkie:

  • Scanning Default Ports: To scan the default ports, enter an IP Address, check the Default Ports checkbox then click on the Start Port Scan button.
  • Stop Port Scan: To stop a Port Scan in progress, click on the Stop Port Scan button and in a few seconds it should abort the scan completely.
  • Scan Ad Hoc Ports: To scan a host on an ad hoc basis, enter an IP Address, check the These Ports checkbox, enter the port numbers (separated by “,” & “;” for each port number or by “-” for a range of ports) then click on the Start Port Scan button.
  • Change Default Ports: Default Ports setting can be changed in the Settings Menu. Press F5 to bring up the Application Settings dialog then click on PortScanner tab. Enter new ports as you see fit.

PortScanner can still use a couple of enhancements. If you need something more specific, send in your request now.

Pinkie v1.17

This was Pinkie’s second public release. Introducing the PortScanner for the first time.

  • Bug fixes for PingSweep and Subnet Calculator UI
  • Bug fixes for status bar
  • Bug fix for PingSweep threading
  • Bug fix for copy ping stats to clipboard
  • Migrated application settings to XML file
  • Added saved settings for Traceroute, Subnet Calculator, PingSweep and PortScanner
  • Added option to show/hide binary information for Subnet Calculator
  • Added option to copy host name when its clicked on in the treeview
  • Added option to configure maximum trace hops
  • Added PortScanner