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    Logging devices seen on network?


    Hi,

    I'm a networking noob and am trying to learn more about it using Linux. Specifically, I would like to better understand how Windows networking works but I think using Linux to understand it might be the way to go...

    Is there a simple way I can log devices (mac address, time/date, etc) that appear on home lan/wifi network? I'm not looking for anything too advanced at this point, just some basic networking tools.

    Thanks!

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    Check out network scanners - nmap would be a common one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HROAdmin26 View Post
    Check out network scanners - nmap would be a common one.
    Thanks. I'm not at home and won't be able to try for a few days. Is there a straight-forward way to send changes of a commands output to a file?

    Logically I'm thinking it would involve using watch, a file containing output to compare to, and logging changed info to the logfile (maybe the line that changed) and then over-writing the compare file with current watch output. But I have no idea how to do it.

    Regards,

    David

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