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Re: Scanning subnets w/CIDR
From: Andrew Brennan <andrew.brennan () drexel edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:42:01 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, Mark E. Drummond wrote:

I have a class B net, chopped up into variously sized subnets. Can the "/##"
an address spec be any sized mask? /22 ? /20 ?

   I've been scanning variably sized subnets w/o any trouble (except when
   I forget and scan the wrong subnet).  /18 /20, etc. is no problem.

Also, I noticed that nmap will scan the net address and broadcast address
themselves. Should it not be coded to not scan these? Or perhaps a more
flexible language for specifying address such as "x.x.x.x/xx EXCEPT x.x.x.x
..." ?

   I'd think that you'd be better having it not scan the net & broadcast
   for the specified net mask with an override switch to force the other
   behavior.  It gets the functionality you suggest w/o changing any of 
   the language/grammar ... or minimally so.


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