by July 1, 2005 0 comments

When the need arises, an administrator must be able to know how many machines are connected on the network, their names and addresses, OSs they run, active services and SNMP
information, etc. To do so without installing complicated software or knowing details of the networks is a Godsend.
Look@LAN is a lightweight and free Windows tool that does it all. Install it on a notebook or
desktop PC and configure it with the target network subnet. It also alerts administrators about new and offline nodes. Best thing is that it doesn’t load the network with broadcast traffic. Let’s see how to use it on a network. Download
Look@LAN from the website
and install the program on your system. You’ll get two shortcuts on your desktop-Look@LAN
and Look@Host. Look@LAN
scans the network and reports the status of your nodes, while Look@Host
just resolves hostnames and IP addresses for specific systems on your LAN.


Applies to: Network administrators

USP: Preliminary network-auditing tool 

Primary link: 


On launching Look@LAN, you get this profile window. Enter information here to create a new profile for the target subnet you want to scan 

Here, give a name to the new profile. Select the interface (subnet) that you want to explore from the ‘Interface List’ and then click on Next to continue
The GUI shows you an analysis of your network by IP
address, hostname, running OS, status and SNMP 
From the nodes
list, double click on any node to do a more detailed scan, and find
out which ports are open

Sanjay Majumder

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