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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Using Metasploit to perform layer 2 discovery

Metasploit is primarily an exploitation tool, and this functionality will be discussed in great length in the upcoming chapters. However, in addition to its primary function, Metasploit also has a number of auxiliary modules that can be used for various scanning and information gathering tasks. One auxiliary module, in particular, can be used to perform ARP scanning on the local subnet. This is helpful for many, as Metasploit is a tool that most penetration testers are familiar with, and the integration of this function into Metasploit reduces the total number of tools required for the duration of a given test. This specific recipe will demonstrate how to use Metasploit to perform ARP discovery.

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