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1248 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2007 5:10 PM by Michael King
If you are not limited to Mac OS X for this specific task, then take a look at AutoScan, according to freshmeat:
"AutoScan is an application designed to explore and manage your network. Entire subnets can be scanned simultaneously without human intervention. It features OS detection, automatic network discovery, a port scanner, a Nessus client, a Samba share browser, and the ability to save the network state."iMac G3 233, Mac OS 9.1.x
Looks promising, and I'll probably give it a try - unfortunately I don't speak French and that seems to be the only way the documentation comes.
Thanks!!MacBook 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Dual USB iBook, G3 PowerBook, ruby iMac (Windows-free home since 1984)
Well, as someone who did learn French, even as rusty as I am (reading/speaking French) I can tell you the translation is really rough at best, but at least you can translate the documentation page here:
eg, NO idea why it can't translate d'exploration , even directly, meaning "of exploration" , so that line should read:
AutoScan is a tool for exploring, monitoring manageming (a) network(s).
Possibly also see what these might do to help:
Functional demos available off of
Without spending any money at all launch terminal and:
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/24 where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your IP address range.
Let that run for a bit then issue arp -a in another shell. It does not give you network topology or anything like that but its a useful tool for discovering mac addresses to ip addresses as well as dhcp client ids. IPScanner on the Windows platform is pretty good too. Net Tool Box for OSX/Windows by Charlie Boisseau is pretty good too.
Hope this helps