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. 

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 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!"