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asked 2017-12-28 00:00:10 -0600

toddandmargo gravatar image

Hi All,

Fedora 27

Anyone have a favorite Network Discovery tool? I am looking for all devices on the network, whether or not they have an IP address: cell phones, printers, routers, access points, etc..

My favorite is AutoScan, but it does not work past Fedora 23. It was fast, found everything, did not reply on IP addresses, and hasn't been maintained for ages.

I have been using "arp-scan". I am wondering if there is anything better?

Many thanks, -T

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answered 2017-12-30 17:09:05 -0600

abadrinath gravatar image

nmap would work as well.

I'm not sure how it compares to arp-scan, but you can definitely try it out. I found an article which describes how to use it pretty well.

Hope that helps.

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arp-scan is much faster than nmap. I have run them both and arp-scan find more devices too. I do not know is arp-scan can find devices on the same Ethernet, but with different IP network address. Auto Scan was really good at that. I could find when customers left several different routers on their network with different IP ranges.

toddandmargo gravatar imagetoddandmargo ( 2017-12-31 03:13:19 -0600 )edit

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