Detecting computers on network
sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.com.imagination
Fri Jul 22 14:09:51 CEST 2005
Peter Tillotson enlightened us with:
> You could use a sniffer in promiscuous mode. pypcap -- or something
> like. This will record every packet seen by your network card.
> Whether is will work depends on whether you are on a true braodcast
That's not going to work on a switched network, which most modern
> Windows boxes positively shout about there presence :-)
> baically this is pasive nmap, nmap will try to open a tcp or udp
> connection on every machine. your going to generat a lot of
Not if you tell it to use ICMP pings only.
The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
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