NetworkSherlock: Porwerfull Port Scanning With Shodan

NetworkSherlock is a powerful and flexible port scanning tool designed for network security professionals and penetration testers. With its advanced capabilities, NetworkSherlock can efficiently scan IP ranges, CIDR blocks, and multiple targets. It stands out with its detailed banner grabbing capabilities across various protocols and integration with Shodan, the world's premier service for scanning and analyzing internet-connected devices. This Shodan integration enables NetworkSherlock to provide enhanced scanning capabilities, giving users deeper insights into network vulnerabilities and potential threats. By combining local port scanning with Shodan's extensive database, NetworkSherlock offers a comprehensive tool for identifying and analyzing network security issues.


  • Scans multiple IPs, IP ranges, and CIDR blocks.
  • Supports port scanning over TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Detailed banner grabbing feature.
  • Ping check for identifying reachable targets.
  • Multi-threading support for fast scanning operations.
  • Option to save scan results to a file.
  • Provides detailed version information.
  • Colorful console output for better readability.
  • Shodan integration for enhanced scanning capabilities.
  • Configuration file support for Shodan API key.


NetworkSherlock requires Python 3.6 or later.

  1. Clone the repository:
    git clone https://github.com/HalilDeniz/NetworkSherlock.git
  2. Install the required packages:
    pip install -r requirements.txt


Update the networksherlock.cfg file with your Shodan API key:



python3 networksherlock.py --help
usage: networksherlock.py [-h] [-p PORTS] [-t THREADS] [-P {tcp,udp}] [-V] [-s SAVE_RESULTS] [-c] target

NetworkSherlock: Port Scan Tool

positional arguments:
  target                Target IP address(es), range, or CIDR (e.g.,,,

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -p PORTS, --ports PORTS
                        Ports to scan (e.g. 1-1024, 21,22,80, or 80)
  -t THREADS, --threads THREADS
                        Number of threads to use
  -P {tcp,udp}, --protocol {tcp,udp}
                        Protocol to use for scanning
  -V, --version-info    Used to get version information
  -s SAVE_RESULTS, --save-results SAVE_RESULTS
                        File to save scan results
  -c, --ping-check      Perform ping check before scanning
  -ad, --arp-discover: Perform ARP discovery on the specified network.
  --use-shodan          Enable Shodan integration for additional information

Basic Parameters

  • target: The target IP address(es), IP range, or CIDR block to scan.
  • -p--ports: Ports to scan (e.g., 1-1000, 22,80,443).
  • -t--threads: Number of threads to use.
  • -P--protocol: Protocol to use for scanning (tcp or udp).
  • -V--version-info: Obtain version information during banner grabbing.
  • -s--save-results: Save results to the specified file.
  • -c--ping-check: Perform a ping check before scanning.
  • --use-shodan: Enable Shodan integration.

Example Usage

Basic Port Scan

Scan a single IP address on default ports:

python networksherlock.py

Custom Port Range

Scan an IP address with a custom range of ports:

python networksherlock.py -p 1-1024

Multiple IPs and Port Specification

Scan multiple IP addresses on specific ports:

python networksherlock.py, -p 22,80,443

CIDR Block Scan

Scan an entire subnet using CIDR notation:

python networksherlock.py -p 80

Using Multi-Threading

Perform a scan using multiple threads for faster execution:

python networksherlock.py -p 1-1024 -t 20

Scanning with Protocol Selection

Scan using a specific protocol (TCP or UDP):

python networksherlock.py -p 53 -P udp

Scan with Shodan

python networksherlock.py --use-shodan

Scan Multiple Targets with Shodan

python networksherlock.py, -p 22,80,443 -V --use-shodan

Banner Grabbing and Save Results

Perform a detailed scan with banner grabbing and save results to a file:

python networksherlock.py -p 1-1000 -V -s results.txt

Ping Check Before Scanning

Scan an IP range after performing a ping check:

python networksherlock.py -c


$ python3 networksherlock.py -t 25 -V -p 21-6000 -t 25
Scanning target:
Scanning IP    :
Ports          : 21-6000
Threads        : 25
Protocol       : tcp
Port        Status   Service           VERSION
22  /tcp     open     ssh            SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1
21  /tcp     open     telnet         220 (vsFTPd 2.3.4)
80  /tcp     open     http           HTTP/1.1 200 OK
139 /tcp     open     netbios-ssn    %SMBr
25  /tcp     open     smtp           220 metasploitable.localdomain ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
23  /tcp     open     smtp            #' #'
445 /tcp     open     microsoft-ds   %SMBr
514 /tcp     open     shell          
512 /tcp     open     exec           Where are you?
1524/tcp     open     ingreslock     root@metasploitable:/#
2121/tcp     open     iprop          220 ProFTPD 1.3.1 Server (Debian) [::ffff:]
3306/tcp     open     mysql          >
5900/tcp     open     unknown        RFB 003.003
53  /tcp     open     domain              

OutPut Example

$ python3 networksherlock.py -t 10 -V -p 21-1000
Scanning target:
Scanning IP    :
Ports          : 21-1000
Threads        : 10
Protocol       : tcp
Port        Status   Service           VERSION
53  /tcp     open     domain         
Scanning target:
Scanning IP    :
Ports          : 21-1000
Threads        : 10
Protocol       : tcp
Port        Status   Service           VERSION
445 /tcp     open     microsoft-ds   
135 /tcp     open     epmap          
Scanning target:
Scanning IP    :
Ports          : 21-1000
Threads        : 10
Protocol       : tcp
Port        Status   Service           VERSION
21  /tcp     open     ftp           220 (vsFTPd 2.3.4)
22  /tcp     open     ssh           SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1
23  /tcp     open     telnet          #'
80  /tcp     open     http           HTTP/1.1 200 OK
53  /tcp     open     kpasswd        464/udpcp                     
445 /tcp     open     domain         %SMBr
3306/tcp     open     mysql          >
Scanning target:
Scanning IP    :
Ports          : 21-1000
Threads        : 10
Protocol       : tcp
Port        Status   Service           VERSION
22  /tcp     open     ssh            SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_8.2p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.9


Contributions are welcome! To contribute to NetworkSherlock, follow these steps:

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Create a new branch for your feature or bug fix.
  3. Make your changes and commit them.
  4. Push your changes to your forked repository.
  5. Open a pull request in the main repository.

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