Ping Sweep

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What is a Ping Sweep?

A ping sweep is a technique that is used to establish a range of IP addresses mapping to live hosts. Well-known tools with ping sweep capability include nmap for Unix systems, and the Pinger software from Rhino9 for Windows NT. There are many other tools with this capability, including: Hping, Simple Nomad’s ICMPEnum, SolarWind’s Ping Sweep, and Foundstone’s SuperScan. Pings can be detected by protocol loggers like ippl.

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