utility that scans lan for client?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Mar 23 12:20:39 PDT 2009

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:59:36 -0400, John Almberg <jalmberg at identry.com> wrote:
> What I'm looking for is a utility that can scan a LAN for attached  
> clients... i.e., computers that are attached to the LAN.

As it has been suggested, nmap is a good tool.

Another simple variation would be:

	% arp -a

And for a more detailed analysis, the successor of Ethereal
called Wireshark can be very handy (requires X). It makes
you be able to see anything that's going on on the LAN
(read: everything that reaches your NIC).

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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