Re: [fw-wiz] scanning...
From: Oddbjørn Steffensen (oddbjorn_at_tricknology.org)
To: "Paul D. Robertson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 20:55:42 +0100
Paul D. Robertson wrote:
> 5. Cheops-ng isn't too bad a place to start.
Another tool to consider is Netdisco (http://www.netdisco.org/):
"Netdisco is an Open Source web-based network management tool.
Designed for moderate to large networks, configuration information and
connection data for network devices are retrieved by SNMP. With Netdisco
you can locate the switch port of an end-user system by IP or MAC
Data is stored using a SQL database for scalability and speed.
Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) optionally provides automatic
the network topology. The network is inventoried by both device
operating system (like IOS). Netdisco uses router ARP tables and L2
MAC forwarding tables to locate nodes on physical ports and track
their IP addresses. For each node, a time stamped history of the
ports it has
visited and the IP addresses it has used is maintained. Netdisco
gets all its
data, including CDP topology information, with SNMP polls and DNS
It does not use CLI access and has no need for privilege passwords.
Security features include a wire-side Wireless Access Point (AP)
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