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Angry IP Scanner is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner



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What is Angry IP Scanner?

Angry IP Scanner (or simply ipscan) is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use. It scans IP addresses and ports as well as has many other features.

It is widely used by network administrators and just curious users around the world, including large and small enterprises, banks, and government agencies.

It runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, possibly supporting other platforms as well.


Status

There are currently two different versions available:

    * New cross-platform version, 3.x - still in beta
    * Old Windows-only version, 2.x - stable and widely used

See the Download section for more information.


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From Angry IP Scanner

Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner.

It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any their ports. It is cross-platform and lightweight. Not requiring any installations, it can be freely copied and used anywhere.

Angry IP scanner simply pings each IP address to check if it's alive, then optionally it is resolving its hostname, determines the MAC address, scans ports, etc. The amount of gathered data about each host can be extended with plugins.

It also has additional features, like NetBIOS information (computer name, workgroup name, and currently logged in Windows user), favorite IP address ranges, web server detection, customizable openers, etc.

Scanning results can be saved to CSV, TXT, XML or IP-Port list files. With help of plugins, Angry IP Scanner can gather any information about scanned IPs. Anybody who can write Java code is able to write plugins and extend functionality of Angry IP Scanner.

In order to increase scanning speed, it uses multithreaded approach: a separate scanning thread is created for each scanned IP address. The full source code is available, see Download page.


Contents


    * 1 Other materials
    * 2 License
    * 3 Author
    * 4 Notice



Other materials

Is the scanning of computer networks dangerous? - the presentation from the Baltic DB & IS 2008 conference.


License

Angry IP Scanner is free and open-source software, so use it at your own risk. The license is GPLv2.


Author

The program is written and maintained by Anton Keks (tech blog).


Notice

This program is mostly useful for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks.

For more information about IP and port scanning in general, you can see the corresponding article on Wikipedia.

Please note that while theoretically Angry IP Scanner can be used by crackers, in fact it was not intended for doing so, thus the lack of stealth scanning methods. Please do not consider Angry IP Scanner as a 'hacktool' or something similar.

http://www.angryip.org/w/Home