[ILUG] Re: network discovery...
grimnar at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue Nov 14 23:03:54 GMT 2000
John P . Looney stated the following on Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 09:41:07PM +0000 :
> I'm trying to work out what hosts are on a network. I thought it would be
> just a matter of doing a broadcast ping, but it seems at least some
> machines don't respond to it (like Win98 machines, for a start) - which
> they are perfectly entitled to do.
> Is there any other ways to do this ? Dodgy multicast packets probably
> aren't cunning either. And I really don't want to have to go through the
> entire network, pinging the machines individually...though it's looking
> that way.
Broadcast Pings then scan the nonanswering IP's in parallel.
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