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Subject[OT] Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)
>> Users like to be able to get a list of posible targets for a single protocol.
>> Nobody would ever think about trying to prevent people from getting a unified
>> view on the list possible hosts that talk TCP/IP. What cdrecord does with
>> -scanbus is nothing really different.
>
>Well, please show me how to get the list of all possible hosts that talk
>TCP/IP and are directly or indirectly connected to my computer. As my
>computer is attached to the internet, the list would get pretty long...
>And even if only considering hosts in the local network, how do you get
>a unified view of all TCP/IP hosts conected to any of my two network
>adapters?
>
For direct connections (0 hop inbetween), spew pings around the local network,
look into the ARP table and try to TCP-connect to everyone listed.


Jan Engelhardt
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