For those of you who have worked with NMMAP before, Im raising an error each time I run my script. I'm using <python3 -H -p 21, 1720> at the command line to execute the script, and im running into the error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 33, in <module>
  File "", line 30, in main
    nmapScan(tgtHost, tgtPort)
  File "", line 10, in nmapScan
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/nmap/", line 469, in __getitem__
    return self._scan_result['scan'][host]
KeyError: ''

import nmap 
import optparse 

def nmapScan(tgtHost, tgtPort):
        nmScan = nmap.PortScanner()
        nmScan.scan(tgtHost, tgtPort) 
        print("[*] " + tgtHost + " tcp/" + tgtPort + " " + state)

def main():
    parser = optparse.OptionParser("usage%prog " + \
                                    "-H <target host> -p <target port>") 

    parser.add_option('-H', dest='tgtHost', type='string', \
                        help='specify target host') 

    parser.add_option('-p', dest='tgtPort', type='string', \
                        help='specify target port[s] seperated by comma') 

    (options, args) = parser.parse_args() 
    tgtHost = options.tgtHost
    tgtPorts = str(options.tgtPort).split(', ') 
    if (tgtHost == None) | (tgtPorts[0] == None):
    for tgtPort in tgtPorts:
        nmapScan(tgtHost, tgtPort)

if __name__ == "__main__":

It means the scan was unsuccessful (probably because it can't connect). Running your script like nmapScan("", "22") brought up results, but running it on "123.565.343.22" (a bogus ip i just made up) brought a Key error. You could catch this with a try block:

    print("[*] " + tgtHost + " tcp/" + tgtPort + " " + state)
except KeyError as exkey:
    print("[!] Cannot scan host!: " + tgtHost)

If the IP is good, then your problem lies elsewhere. The script is okay, but you might want to catch that error and return some result stating that it cant scan.

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