Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: hping

[Registered users of my site can access a whole series of articles and tutorials on security and networking tools, including BackTrack. Here’s a taste. – Glenn] hping, hping2 and hping3 Purpose: The various versions of hping provide either a command-line or TCL interface. All of them are used to craft packets at the very lowest …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: onesixtyone

onesixtyone Purpose: onesixtyone scans SNMP community strings. Simple Network Management Protocol, after all, does indeed offer management. Discussion: From the website: onesixtyone takes a different approach to SNMP scanning. It takes advantage of the fact that SNMP is a connectionless protocol and sends all SNMP requests as fast as it can. Then the scanner waits …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: nsat

nsat – the Network Security Analysis Tool Discussion: From the README: NSAT is a fast, stable bulk security scanner designed to audit remote networkservices and check for versions, security problems, gather information aboutthe servers and the machine and much more. Unlike many other auditing tools,it can collect information about services independently of vulnerabilities,which makes it …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: Netifera

Netifera Purpose: Network enumeration and packet sniffing. Discussion: Like Autoscan-Network, Netifera provides a nice GUI for scanning networks, with customizable workspaces and sub-spaces. It’s pretty, simple, and pretty simple to use. I did find that if I added hosts to an existing scan, when it was re-scanned Netifera didn’t detect them, or at least report …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: NBTScan

nbtscan Purpose: Given an IP address range or subnet, nbtscan specifically returns NetBIOS names mapped toresponding IP addresses. Verbose output ( -v ) returns the entire cached NetBIOS name table from each responding Windows machine, which is a great way to map deeper into a network. Note that this is a Windows-only scanner. Not that …

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: genlist

genlist Purpose: Genlist creates a simply-formatted list of hosts that respond to pings, primarily as a scripting too used in a pipeline of multiple commands or programs. It’s a very nice single-purpose utility. Stage: Information gathering, network mapping Man Page, Examples: http://pbnj.sourceforge.net/man/genlist-man.html  

Using Backtrack: Network Mapping: Identify Live Hosts: AutoScan-Network

AutoScan-Network Purpose: Scary fast and automated network enumeration. Really scary. Discussion: It uses a very nice GUI. Sometimes the English is a little garbled. It discovers routers, wireless access points, hosts, ports, services, default passwords and I don’t know yet what else. It found my new Sony BluRay player running VxWorks, for pete’s sake! This …