Friday, 13 May 2011

Ping Sweeping in BackTrack !!!

While many of us use "Nmap" to ping sweep a network, there is also "fping" and "nbtscan" which when combined can give pretty fast result. There are many better ways to ping sweep this is just one way to do it.

Using fping is easy just refer the man page. Following is an example

# fping -a -g 2>/dev/null

This usage gives all the live host. For querying Netbios service to get the names of the Windows machine on your network use :

# nbtscan
Doing NBT name scan for addresses from

IP address       NetBIOS Name     Server    User             MAC address      
------------------------------------------------------------------------------       AAA-PC          <server>  <unknown>        00:1e:ce:90:ab:8c

Many other ways to do ping-sweep a network with minimum packet generation e.g using "Scapy" or just go with Nmap.

NOTE :: These are not expert views. on contrary these are something a newbie is  picking up.

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