A multithreaded TCP port scanner.
Molly is a simple to use (noisy) multithreaded port scanner. You can use it to find potential vulnerabilities within your network.
Make sure you have either pip or pipenv installed on your system and run:
pip install molly
pipenv install molly
Molly comes with a simple subcommand conveniently called
It takes a target as an argument and two non-required options:
molly scan <target> --mode<mode> --workers <workers>
Below are a few examples
Very Simple Scan
molly scan scanme.nmap.org
Scan the top 20 ports for a given target
molly scan scanme.nmap.org --mode common
Increase the number of worker threads to improve speed
molly scan 192.168.0.4 --workers 200
Arguments and options
target: the target to perform the scan against (can be a hostname or a valid IPv4 address)
mode: the type of scan to perform. Choose between:
basic(default): Ports 1 to 1024.
full: all TCP ports.
common: top 20 ports (21, 22, 23, 25, 53, 80, 110, 111, 135, 139, 143, 443, 445, 993, 995, 1723, 3306, 3389, 5900, 8080 ).
custom(prompt): your desired port range (separated by a comma).
workers: the number of worker threads to run
Future features and Roadmap
While molly in its current state is not in alpha by any measure, I plan on adding more features to it as I go along and learn more about computer networking. The aim is for me to solidify my knowledge in the subject and to provide you with a solid application that you can use reliably.
The following is the list of features a plan on implementing:
- Ping sweeps
- IP Ranges
- "Stealthy" port scanning
This project is completely free and open source, therefore I not only welcome but encourage contributions from other developers.
If you want to report a bug or ask for a new feature, I invite you to open a new issue. Even better, if you want to dig in the code and offer your solution, open a PR with your changes (just make sure all the tests pass).
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