RE: generating a network map
From: Todd Towles (toddtowles_at_brookshires.com)
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:43:11 -0500 To: "Johan Petersson" <email@example.com>, "Talha" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You could use Etherape with a network discovery tool like Nmap. Etherape
will record the hosts visually via the generated traffic generated by
Nmap, but the topology won't be correct I don't think. Etherape will
detected chatty nodes between each other, but all the nodes discovered
via the Nmap traffic will just make a star map - but I could be wrong.
Worth a try...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johan Petersson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 4:36 AM
> To: Talha
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: generating a network map
> Hi there,
> I am writing a tool to analyze data from large amounts of
> nmap logfiles.
> This started off as a couple of /bin/sh scripts and small
> I am using a rather beta version of that stuff myself as we
> speak. One feature I have been playing around with is to
> reprecent cnodes as structs in my C-source code - then each
> IP in the network is represented by a pointer to the relevant
> text-logfile from nmap - allowing for easy analysis from the
> Let me know if you want to discuss more about this...
> On 6/18/05, Talha <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hello there,
> > I am looking for a software that can generate or
> reconstruct a network
> > topology from raw data obtained from live network capturing
> or offline
> > tcpdump capture files.
> > Also if theres any utility (preferably open source) than
> can generate
> > a network map from nmap logs.
> > any help will be highly appreciated
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