Cansina is a Web Content Discovery Tool. This tool works in request and response so we can find directories of our target website. It filter requests and responses and gives you output in proper layout and with error codes (401, 403, …etc) It saves your scanning results in sqlite database for later process or accessing them.

  • Multithreading
  • Http / Https
  • Proxy support
  • Data persistence
  • Basic Authentication
  • Resume

How to installΒ Cansina is a Web Content Discovery Tool?

Cansina is not pre-installed in most of the distros so we get from Github.

Download or Git Clone

Cansina - Web Content Discovery Tool

Cansina - Web Content Discovery Tool

Now, It’s time to test πŸ™‚

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Usage -h for a comprehensive list of features and choices

Simple case

Will make GET requests using 4 threads by default

Banning HTTP responde codes to output

Selected codes will be skipped

Adding a .php extension to every record in payload

Make all payload entries end with an extension

Adding a list of extensions

Same as above but will repeat every request for every extension provided

Inspecting content

Cansina will report to screen if the content is detected in response

Filtering by content

If the content is found it will be processed as a 404 Not Found page


First, Cansina will try to make and remember a 404 response and will skip similar responses


Simple string replacing. Useful when a URL pattern is observable

Size filtering

If you don’t want a response and know its size is fixed this could help skipping all those responses.

Also, it can be a list of sizes:

Uppercase all requests

Just make every payload UPPERCASE


Set the threading level. 4 by default.

Change GET -> HEAD requests

Make requests using HEAD HTTP method. Be aware size and content filtering won’t work

Delay between requests

Set a delay between resquests. Time is set in float format. E.g: 1.25 seconds

User agent

Set an alternative User-Agent string

Proxy requests

Simple http proxy

Basic authentication

Manages basic authentication

Resume session

Resume last interrupted session with all options and payload with former linenumber

Parse robots.txt

Cansina will parse the robots.txt file an use it as a payload if it exists