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Re: Network Mapping/Discovery
From: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino <jfernandez () germinus com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:49:04 +0200

Mark Squire wrote:
Hi all,
I thought Cheops would do this, but it doesn't do as well as I thought.
I want to find out what computers are connected to which switches.  I
don't care if it tells me what type of switch it is, but accurately tell
me what IP addresses are hanging off it.  Is there a mapping software
out there that will discover this stuff?

Yes. The usual network management software such as HP Openview's Network Node Manager, Aprisma's Spectrum. Quite expensive, though. I have not used Nagios [1] for network discovery in this respect but it just might have a plugin to represent a network in the way you require. Nedi [2], seems to do just this (check out the 'simulation' in the link below) but I have not tested in a pen-test environment yet (it probably needs the SNMP communities to retrieve the information from switches and routers)



[1] www.nagios.org
[2] http://nedi.web.psi.ch/


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