browse a network
i`m some what new to linux. my question is, how do i browse a network in linux. know i can do rdesktop and ftp & stuff but i know the ip/name of the machine already. how do i browse the network like i can in windows. is there a way i can ping the machine to see what ports are open? not a port scanner. just the ports like: 21, 80, 139, & 3389. just the one i use alot. when i`m on a big network i use "live cds" (DSL & knoppix). can anyone help?
Well you can use "nmap" command to see what ports are open on remote machine but that's a port scanner. Still you can see a lot with it.
Not sure if this is what you want, but I was always a fan of the SMB4K browser when I ran a gui...