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Unable to find nmap-services! #1690

M0dred opened this issue Aug 13, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 13, 2019

Unable to find nmap-services! Resorting to /etc/services

NSE: failed to initialize the script engine:
could not locate nse_main.lua
stack traceback:
[C]: in ?


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commented Aug 13, 2019

The messy function nmap_fetchfile() is responsible for these steps.
Try adding an env-var NMAPDATADIR pointing to the directory of nmap-services and scripts/*.nse.


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commented Aug 14, 2019

@M0dred How did you install Nmap? What is the path to the nmap binary and to the nmap-services file and nse_main.lua?

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