python and LAN

Thomas Guettler guettli at thomas-guettler.de
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:
> ...
> 192.168.1.35  acca
> 192.168.3.38  alligator

What operating system do you use?

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

ping 255.255.255.255

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.

 thomas




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