Network map/Host Discovery

Network mapping for discover hosts and topology in a LAN. Is the previous step for tapping in the web or attack a host.

There are many tools fot this. I remember two good tools in my times, Iris, Retina, not free and I don’t know how are good now. But with NMAP you can do this.

For view the hosts in company lan:
nmap -sL 10.0.0.0/8
Too much hosts, I try the next command for less hosts. This limits to the subhost 10.15.255.255(1+2+4+8) :
nmap -sL 10.0.0.0/12
Or in a personal LAN we could do:
nmap -sL 192.168.1.0/24

More options for host detection explained in nmap.org:
http://nmap.org/book/man-host-discovery.html

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