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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Using Nmap to perform layer 2 discovery

Network Mapper (Nmap) is one of the most effective and functional tools in Kali Linux. Nmap can be used to perform a large range of different scanning techniques and is highly customizable. This tool will be addressed frequently throughout the course of this book. In this specific recipe, we will discuss how to use Nmap to perform layer 2 scanning.

Getting ready

To use Nmap to perform ARP discovery, you will need to have at least one system on the LAN that will respond to ARP requests. In the examples provided, a combination of Linux and Windows systems are used. For more information on setting up systems in a local lab environment, please refer to the Installing Metasploitable2 and Installing Windows Server ...

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