GSoC community ideas/Test automation specialist

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  • Parallelize Ncat tests
    • let Ncat listen on port 0 to choose a random open port (and print it on the debug output). Then tests can start multiple instances at once without port conflicts.
    • patch to enable port 0 and comments on the patch.
  • Create Nmap test suite
    • Mock objects such as UltraScanInfo, HostScanStats, OsScanInfo, HostOsScan, etc. will let us write these tests and also target various portions of Nmap for stress testing and security fuzzing.
    • Besides standard regressions, such a test suite would be helpful to work on improving performances. It could also allow us to detect and track down issues that only appear during large scale scans.