There are several tools for network scanning in Linux and for this time we’re going to talk about Angry IP Scanner. If you have used tools like Nmap, you will understand Angry IP Scanner easily.
Angry IP Scanner is an open-source tool for network scanning, it’s written in java so it’s a multiplatform program, although the source code of an older version (2.X) is available in C++.
Features At A Glance
Install Angry IP Scanner
ipscan doesn’t need to be installed, but you can download a precompiled binary from this site:
Before the installation, your system must have a Java Virtual Machine installed. You can install Oracle Java or OpenJDK. Most Linux distros have installed OpenJDK by default, but if your system hasn’t OpenJDK you can install it:
How To Install OpenJDK In Debian or Ubuntu?
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre
Download the appropriate binary package for your system (DEB or RPM), then you must install it with the terminal.
$ sudo dpkg -i ipscan-*.deb
Also, you can browse the older releases of ipscan and download a jar file to execute it or download the source code:
How To Use Angry IP Scanner?
Before using ipscan you must remember some concepts:
Run Angry IP from the applications menu or type ‘ipscan’ in a terminal, also you can run ipscan as root.
Angry IP is very powerful because you can specify an IP range or select a netmask. To start a scanning you can discover your LAN:
Also, you can choose a random scanning or choose a text file with the IP addresses to scan.
You can configure your preferences in the preferences panel - >
If you want to scan just one IP address, you must set the range as follows:
Angry IP doesn’t scan ports by default, you can specify the ports to be scanned in the preferences panel:
Write the ports in this field, also you can specify ranges.
In the following example you can that the specified port is 80:
You can improve the scanning configuring some parameters in the preferences panel:
For example, you can choose the pinging method, ipscan supports the following pinging methods:
Angry IP supports several fetchers, you can choose what fetchers you want to use, just click the following button and then edit the configuration:
You can export your scanning, just typing: Ctrl+s
Angry IP Scanner is a great software, in this tutorial, I explained some features of ipscan but it has a lot more, you can use it for many things like security scans and network audit. Maybe it isn’t the best software for network scanning but I think that it’s a good and powerful tool.
For more information visit the following link: Angry IP FAQ