python and LAN

Thomas Guettler guettli at
Mon Jan 5 16:09:42 CET 2004

Am Sat, 03 Jan 2004 20:16:09 +1000 schrieb Egor Bolonev:

> Hello, All!
> I wish to write a programs for LAN, but I don't know where to begin.
> For example I have to get a hostlist of my network:
> ...
>  acca
>  alligator

What operating system do you use?

Some systems answer ping to the
broadcast address, but not all


If you network is not switched, you
can listen to the wire by setting
the ethernet card to promiscuous mode. 
Google for tcpdump.

But this has nothing to do with python.


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