The Performing a Check for Live Systems module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skill in the following topics.

  • Identifying live systems using nmap
  • Identifying live systems using hping3

Lab time: It will take approximately 40 minutes to complete this lab.

Exam Objectives

The following objectives are covered in this lab.

Scanning networks

Exercise 1 - Identifying Live Systems

The basic and foremost step in studying the physical connectivity of networks is scanning. Scanning also known as probing is a process of leading the target machines to reveal useful information about them. A network scanner is a tool that will aid in scanning networks. Some of the popularly used network scanner tools are nmap and hping3. Both nmap and hping3 have several features that give complete control over the scans that you perform. You can download the appropriate nmap and hping3 tools for your operating system from the following respective links:

For this demonstration, nmap & hping3 are bundled with the default installation of Kali Linux.

In this exercise, you will learn to identify live systems using nmap and hping3.

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