Network scanning

From the developerWorks archives

Martin Brown, Freelance Writer

First published: December 04, 2007

Discover how to scan your network for services and how to regularly monitor your services to keep uptimes to a maximum. A key way of ensuring the security of your network is to know what is on your network and what services individual machines are at risk of exposure. Unauthorized services, such as Web servers or file sharing solutions, not only degrade performance, but others can use these services as routes into your network. In this article, learn how to use these same techniques to ensure that genuine services remain available.

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Zone=AIX and UNIX
ArticleTitle=Systems Administration Toolkit: Network scanning