[ILUG] network discovery...
airlied at csn.ul.ie
Wed Nov 15 12:51:13 GMT 2000
don't suppose they all talk to any one box.. or router... rip the ARP
tables from the router... they usually are fairly complete..
On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, John P . Looney wrote:
> 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.
David Airlie, Software Engineer
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