Could you use nslookup?
me at host > nslookup
> server ns1.mit.edu
Default Server: W20NS.MIT.EDU
> ls mit.edu
[lots of mit hosts follow...]
You can also pass args to ls to tell about the hardware on the network.
Interesting reading if your quite, quite bored...
Note: This will give you in the region of 65,000 hosts (I think) so use
with caution, on mit anyway.
* At 21:45, John P . Looney wrote:
> I'm trying to work out what hosts are on a network. I thought it would be
> just a matter of doing a broadcast ping, but it seems at least some
> machines don't respond to it (like Win98 machines, for a start) - which
> they are perfectly entitled to do.
>> Is there any other ways to do this ? Dodgy multicast packets probably
> aren't cunning either. And I really don't want to have to go through the
> entire network, pinging the machines individually...though it's looking
> that way.
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