I recently got the Windows 10 anniversary update and installed bash. I tried installing nmap, but it wouldn't run.

My question: Is there any way for commands like nmap to correctly run in WSL?

Thanks in advance!

Error I get when running sudo nmap -sn 192.168.1.*: route_dst_netlink: cannot bind AF_NETLINK socket: Invalid argument

I remember reading somewhere that WSL doesn't have support for sockets, but can use TCP. Is this possible in this case? Also, will WSL ever have support for sockets?


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No, according to this thread: https://github.com/Microsoft/BashOnWindows/issues/69 the network options to support nmap are currently not all implemented.


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