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Network Discovery from F-Droid

I was migrating wireless APs from one network to the other and working on servers and everything was reset to DHCP.  All of a sudden I needed to know network information: IP Addressing, MAC addresses.  I fired up my Windows 7 based tools and then while waiting fired up Linux to use NMap; however, before I could reminisce about the Matrix and Trinity using NMap to hack into the power grid I thought about my Android phone.  I found Network Discovery in F-Droid worked extremely accurately and a great deal more quickly that my Windows PC and was just more fun to use.  It feels like a Tricorder which is so much more appropriate. 

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Nmap 6.0 Security Scanner just released

I don’t know why I neglect to have this on a diphur watch; however, I am downloading and installing the nmap 6.00 client on my Windows 7 and my Fedora workstation while I write this.  Excited about improvements.

"The Nmap Project is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 6.00 from http://nmap.org/. It is the product of almost three years of work, 3,924 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 5 release in July 2009. Nmap 6 includes a more powerful Nmap Scripting Engine, 289 new scripts, better web scanning, full IPv6 support, the Nping packet prober, faster scans, and much more!"