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Does Linux kernel provide some utility familiar to nmap for simple network scanning to discover attached nodes?

  • I'm not sure what you're asking for; you want the kernel itself to scan for hosts? That's... not normal. The nmap command exists on Linux. – Stephen Harris Dec 30 '18 at 15:06
  • I mean command which is shipped with any Linux distribution. – Tuomas Toivonen Dec 30 '18 at 15:27
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    Debian and variants, RedHat and variants.... pretty much any mainstream Linux distro has nmap. It may not install by default (depending on what options you pick) but an apt or yum command can install it easily enough. – Stephen Harris Dec 30 '18 at 15:33
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Ifconfig to find the IP of access point, then nmap -sn < ip addr. of AP >/24 This will list all devices connected to AP and the open ports.

  • If there's an AP and if the network is a /24... – Jeff Schaller Dec 30 '18 at 18:04

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