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Scan local network for hosts with nmap

If you want to connect to a computer on your network but don’t know the ipaddress, you can use nmap to help you.

nmap -sn 192.168.1.0/24

The above command will conduct a “Ping Scan” on all addresses that start with 192.168.1.

192.168.1.0/24 is a subnet mask. It takes 24 bits to define the first 3 sections of an ip4 address, so that’s what the /24 is all about. Learn more about subnet masks here.