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    LAN computer detection

    hi all,

    i have searched the web for an answer to this question, but have been unable to find one. so i thought that you guys might be able to help.

    does anyone know how i can list all of the computers that are connected to my LAN from the Command Line? i would like to find out how to do this through both the Linux CLI and the Windows DOS Prompt, and list the computers by IP and/or name. if anyone can help i would be extremely grateful, thanks in advance.


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    Hmm for windows i would recommened trying out siw:
    http://www.gtopala.com/

    it can give you a ton of information about the current machine, and also has support to show you all computers currently on the lan.

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    Teabag - that is a great program. ITs around 1.5megs and you can run it off your flash disk. Something like winaudit. Very sexy. Ill keep that one.

    I dont think we have asked the question though.

    I assume he would llike to type ina command at a dos prompt and get a list of computer names down the left hand side and IP addresses on the right hand side. I am also very interested if there is such a command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider
    Hi there

    Teabag - that is a great program. ITs around 1.5megs and you can run it off your flash disk. Something like winaudit. Very sexy. Ill keep that one.

    I dont think we have asked the question though.

    I assume he would llike to type ina command at a dos prompt and get a list of computer names down the left hand side and IP addresses on the right hand side. I am also very interested if there is such a command.
    Hey Cider.

    Yes it is a very nice app, and it comes in handy also, as there's a version you can install onto the computer, or the standalone exe that can be ran of a thumb drive or CD.

    I have had the app as part of my toolkit for numerous years now. As it has a lot of options pre packaged in.

    And i was thinking but maybe while in the dos prompt maybe an

    ipconfig -ALL

    might be enough to gather information. I cannot check at the moment as i have only 1 machine connected to the lan at the moment, but i can check when i make an appearance at work in the morning.

    Hopefully more members notice this thread and pop in some more information or ideas.
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    Hey there

    I ran that command here , about 15 computers on the network.

    I only really tells you the gateway, dns and dhcp which is all on one IP and your ip addy.

    Doesnt list anything about the others computer son the lan and their IP's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user0182
    hi all,

    i have searched the web for an answer to this question, but have been unable to find one. so i thought that you guys might be able to help.

    does anyone know how i can list all of the computers that are connected to my LAN from the Command Line? i would like to find out how to do this through both the Linux CLI and the Windows DOS Prompt, and list the computers by IP and/or name. if anyone can help i would be extremely grateful, thanks in advance.


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    - user0182
    Hmmm OK.. You want to Audit a network from the command line? (Please realise that If your Googling that the So called DOS window IS NOT DOS.. )
    There are a few new tools with VISTA but i am assuming that a bit more like XP or Win2k is wanted..

    BTW: IPCONFIG /all only gives the local machine settings
    BRB..
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    Hey Cider.

    Thankyou for doing that. Really appreciate it, as i was not sure. So now that we know this, i guess it's back to finding a suitable answer.

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    Nmap. Far and away the best scanner in my book. It'll
    give you a lot of options.

    Windows boxes will get a WinPcap install along with it.

    http://insecure.org/

    edit -- ignore the Zen-something GUI that the new version installs.
    Once you install, it runs from a shell (command line). You'll have
    to play with it a bit to pick up on the switches (options).
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    Quote Originally Posted by user0182
    hi all,

    i have searched the web for an answer to this question, but have been unable to find one. so i thought that you guys might be able to help.

    does anyone know how i can list all of the computers that are connected to my LAN from the Command Line? i would like to find out how to do this through both the Linux CLI and the Windows DOS Prompt, and list the computers by IP and/or name. if anyone can help i would be extremely grateful, thanks in advance.


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    - user0182

    Actually yes this is possible and there is a built in utility in Windows to do. Its called the Net Command (output below)

    NET [ ACCOUNTS | COMPUTER | CONFIG | CONTINUE | FILE | GROUP | HELP |
    HELPMSG | LOCALGROUP | NAME | PAUSE | PRINT | SEND | SESSION |
    SHARE | START | STATISTICS | STOP | TIME | USE | USER | VIEW ]


    Your looking specifically for Net View, which will give you the names of all computers connected to your LAN in a format "\\ComputerName".

    Hope thats what your looking for.. good luck
    LOGIN: yes
    PASSWORD: I dont have one
    "Login Failed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokencrow
    Nmap. Far and away the best scanner in my book. It'll
    give you a lot of options.

    Windows boxes will get a WinPcap install along with it.

    http://insecure.org/
    I hate the phone ..
    Yes NMAP for *nix & Win..

    There is the Netsh suite in XP/2K.. read up on it.. you will find yourself scripting .. out side that NMap..
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