Pamn IP Scanner

Pamn IP Scanner

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Pamn IP Scanner (or PIPS) was formerly titled "Nmap for Android." Fyodor, the inventor of Nmap, asked me to change the name and icon to reduce user confusion.

This app is simply a wrapper around a cross-compiled Nmap binary built for your Android phone.

Source available at in accordance with the GNU Public License.

Q: I want to run Nmap myself from a terminal. Where are the binaries?
A: The binaries are (usually) saved in /data/data/com.wjholden.nmap/bin/.

Q: Is this a GPL violation?
A: I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think so. My sources are freely available and also licensed by the GPL. You are free to modify and redistribute my code provided you share those changes back, IAW the GPL. Free software is not always zero cost.

Q: Where is the source code?
A: Distributing source code along with Android applications is a bit impractical. Download the source code from

Q: Wait, you're not Fyodor!
A: This is NOT an official release from, this is simply a front-end that calls to a precompiled Nmap binary.

Q: Do I need root?
A: No! You can use this program with or without root, although there are a few advantages to having root. I've seen a few problems with -O for Operating System fingerprinting (this would happen on desktop Linux as well). Non-root users will usually need to use the --system-dns argument.

Q: What's up with Atrix?
A: I don't know why, but this program has never worked with the Motorola Atrix, despite extensive efforts toward compatibility.

Q: Is NSE supported?
A: No, NSE/LUA are not supported for now, but it's definitely on the radar for a future revision. Some command-line arguments will not be available until then.

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Recently changed in this version

This version adds an Options activity where you can choose to:

- Force root permissions (rooted phone detection has been a frustrating, random problem for a while),
- Turn logging on or off, and
- Turn logcat messages on or off (intended for development).

I'll probably add more user preferences as I think of them.

Still working on LIBLUA support. Until I get it working, some options will remain unavailable.

Source code:

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Comments and ratings for Pamn IP Scanner
  • (59 stars)

    by Martin S on 08/03/2014

    This is a good attempt of getting nmap on Android but this app does crash a lot. Only a few scans will actually work. Maybe one day he will get it working 100% but os fingerprint scans don't work and I am not sure its worth the money... No wonder Fyodor

  • (59 stars)

    by Erick P on 04/01/2014

    Excellent implementation of nmap on my phone! Thanks dev for thinking of us security minded folks in the android realm.

  • (59 stars)

    by Jeremy P on 09/11/2013

    This app always crashes in the middle of a scan, it's become pretty much useless.

  • (59 stars)

    by Max Foust on 19/06/2013

    This is my all time favorite app!

  • (59 stars)

    by Daniel Hargett on 22/04/2013

    Despite some options not being available because of the lack of LIBLUA support, this does everything I need. There's no funky permissions. The developer was very quick to respond to questions as well.

  • (59 stars)

    by A Google User on 31/01/2013

    Useful app, thanks.

  • (59 stars)

    by Michael Oduber on 29/01/2013

    Very disappointed