ping a range of IP addresses

nmap -sP 192.168.1.100-254
nmap accepts a wide variety of addressing notation, multiple targets/ranges, etc.

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By: wwest4
2009-02-11 20:44:43

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What Others Think

I usually want the whole range, with OS detection and basic DNS... sudo nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24
sacrilicious · 487 weeks and 1 day ago

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