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Manual Reference Pages  -  GENLIST (1)

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NAME

Genlist - ping scanner

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

genlist [Input Type] [Scan Options] [General Options]

DESCRIPTION

Genlist is a program that returns a list of hosts that responding
to ping probes. Thus, this list can be used to perform an scan of
these machines using PBNJ or Nmap.

Apart of PBNJ 2.0 suite of tools to monitor changes on a network.

OPTIONS

Usage: genlist [Input Type] [General Options]
Input Type:
-s --scan <target> Ping Target Range ex: 10.0.0.\*

Scan Options:
-n --nmap <path> Path to Nmap executable
--inter <interface> Perform scan using non default interface

General Options:
-v --version Display version
-h --help Display this information

Send Comments to Joshua D. Abraham ( jabra@ccs.neu.edu )

EXAMPLE OF GENLIST USED WITH PBNJ

$ ./genlist -s 10.0.0.> iplist

$ sudo ./scanpbnj -i iplist

EXAMPLE OF GENLIST USED WITH NMAP

$ ./genlist -s 10.0.0.> iplist

$ sudo ./nmap -iL iplist

INPUT TYPE

    -s <target> Ping Target Range ex: 10.0.0.*

The ping scan is a useful method of only scanning the host that are
responding to ICMP echo requests. This scan basically takes the host
that respond to ping and prints them. This is useful in combining
the result with a PBNJ or Nmap scan because no time is wasted in
scanning hosts that do not respond.

SCAN OPTIONS

    --interface <intface>

This option sets an alternative interface for performing the scan.
This is useful when you have multiple interfaces on a machine
with restrictions on which devices can access certain IP ranges.

    -n --nmap <path>

Use an alternative Nmap rather than Nmap located in the your path.
This is useful if you have multiple version of Nmap installed on
a system or if you are testing a new version of Nmap. Remember that if
you are using a newly compiled version of Nmap that you need to
export NMAPDIR to the location that Nmap was compiled in. Thus, if
you have compiled Nmap in your homedir, use the following notation to
run it with Genlist:

$ export NMAPDIR=$HOME/nmap-VERSION/

$ sudo genlist -s 10.0.0.--nmap $HOME/nmap-VERISON/

General Options:

    -v --version

Prints the Genlist version number and exits.

    -h --help Display this information

Prints a short help screen with the most common command flags.
Running Genlist without any arguments does the same thing.

FEATURE REQUESTS

Any feature requests should be reported to the online
feature-request-tracking system available on the web at :
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=149390&atid=774489
Before requesting a feature, please check to see if the features has
already been requested.

BUG REPORTS

Any bugs found should be reported to the online bug-tracking system
available on the web at :
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=149390&atid=774488.
Before reporting bugs, please check to see if the bug has already been
reported.

When reporting PBNJ bugs, it is important to include a reliable way to
reproduce the bug, version number of PBNJ and Nmap, OS
name and version, and any relevant hardware specs. And of course,
patches to rectify the bug are even better.

SEE ALSO

scanpbnj(1) outputpbnj(1), nmap(1)

AUTHORS

Joshua D. Abraham ( jabra@ccs.neu.edu )

LEGAL NOTICES

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details at
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html, or in the COPYING file included
with PBNJ.

It should also be noted that PBNJ has occasionally been known to crash
poorly written applications, TCP/IP stacks, and even operating systems.
While this is extremely rare, it is important to keep in mind. PBNJ
should never be run against mission critical systems unless you are
prepared to suffer downtime. We acknowledge here that PBNJ may crash
your systems or networks and we disclaim all liability for any damage
or problems PBNJ could cause.

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