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Re: bridge detection
From: Danux <danuxx () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 11:07:57 -0600

You could use nmap with the -O option enable and it will identify if
it is a pc, switch, router and sometimes will give you the versiĆ³n and

Also you could use ettercap and start sniffing the network and it will
show you the devices it can identify as.

Good Luck.

On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 11:29:48 -0500 (EST), G.P.M <ice4ice () excite com> wrote:


   I was wondering are there any programs which can detect switches/routers, based as well on linux.

   The problem is that one company is setting up large LAN, with internet access, based on static ip/mac address, for 
paying reasons. Many clients seperate their connection, often giving mac of the bridge not the PC.

   i had many ideas about that, eg. checking the vendor for the mac, signal replays from the source.

i worry also about 'clear' switches, non programmable ones.

  Could please someone give me some advise?

sorry for my bad english.

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