On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:10:47AM +0000, James Hogarth wrote:
> I would use tcping too, if it were available on these other systems I
> expect my scripts to run on.
> Thanks for spotting my dumb mistake in the parsing.
Are you sure nmap is on all these systems? It quite often isn't (not a
default package anyway) for security reasons (no need to make scanning the
network any easier) ...
Well, it is installed on the server I was testing on but then I realised
that particular version does not recognize -Pn. So back to square
If you need to install nmap you might as well install tcping at the
Installing anything is out of the question since I do not have admin
rights in any of these other machines.
I guess checking for installed packages is the only option left now.
Open source is the future. It sets us free.