Angry IP Scanner Review

Angry IP Scanner is a free tool that quickly scans an IP range for live hosts and open ports, and displays results in a comprehensive summary window.

This tool is light-weight and cross-platform, supporting Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms. Furthermore, plugins allow developers to tailor it specifically for their needs.

It is free

The Angry IP scanner is a fast and free network scanning software designed for network auditing, device or computer location, or to detect open ports on hosts. Ideal for network administrators and security professionals to quickly scan local networks for vulnerabilities using Ping to detect hosts that are alive then resolve hostnames, determine MAC addresses, scan ports as well as expand on data collected about each host using plugins.

This program can run on any Linux-based system and is highly portable and lightweight, suitable for cross-platform use. Additionally, it’s compatible with Wine to allow Windows programs to run natively without installing them separately on Linux desktops. Double-clicking the Jar file or dragging it directly to Applications will launch it – no separate installation of Java is needed as its Runtime Environment is included with each bundle above.

Angry IP scanner stands out from similar tools as it offers free usage with its open-source code that allows anyone to analyze it or add plugins for increased functionality. You can use it to identify vulnerabilities and protect against attacks from hackers.

For optimal use of the Angry IP scanner, users must enter a range of IP addresses they would like to scan before clicking “Start Scanning.” Once scanning has begun, each host and port status will be shown on screen; should any host not respond as intended, users can modify its settings to retry scanning it.

Angry IP scanner is compatible with most Linux-based systems and its jar file can be downloaded directly from its official website, before being opened either by double-clicking on it or typing java -jar ipscan. Installation can be accomplished either using RPM-based systems such as Red Hat (RHEL), CentOS, Oracle Linux and Fedora or Deb-based ones like Ubuntu Debian Linux Mint with their respective RPM or DPK commands; once it has been set up you can either use its Applications menu shortcut or double click its icon directly from within these.

It is easy to use

Angry IP Scanner is an intuitive and straightforward network scanner, offering basic information in an instant. Compatible with Windows, Linux and macOS and completely free to use – this tool allows for scanning a single network device or group of devices simultaneously; further configuration allows for advanced information or options.

Angry IP Scanner stands out from other network scanning tools by not requiring installation or setup programs; thus making it ideal for USB sticks to access on any computer running different operating systems; you can even access it online via web browser! Angry IP Scanner’s request system identifies computers and printers on local area networks by sending request to hosts then listening for responses before sorting and displaying results on screen.

Network administrators frequently rely on software programs to keep an eye on their networks. These applications can detect problems and help avoid expensive address conflicts; improve performance by minimizing downtime caused by address collisions; provide priceless server synchronization – with DNS server synchronization being one of the more popular network management applications; other popular examples being DHCP server synchronization as well.

While Nmap is an extremely useful and popular network scanning application, its Zenmap graphical user interface may be daunting for newcomers. Angry IP Scanner’s straightforward approach makes it an excellent alternative that makes network scans less time consuming.

The Angry IP Scanner user interface is user-friendly and offers clear explanations of all its options. Users can select from various scan types including Internet Control Message Protocol (ping) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) connections; it can even identify MAC addresses to determine where hosts are on local networks.

Angry IP Scanner can be downloaded as pre-compiled installers for Windows, Linux and macOS as well as being compilable from source code. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2, to protect freedoms inherent to open-source software while discouraging developers from repackaging it for their own profit.

It has a user-friendly interface

Angry IP Scanner is open-source software that is packed with advanced features while being simple for users of varying technical expertise to use. Compatible with various platforms and available as a portable version that runs directly off USB drives without installation, the program makes Angry IP Scanner an invaluable asset to any network administrator’s toolbox.

Angry IP Scanner differs from many network scanners by not probing ports individually, but by trying to connect to an unclaimed TCP port and observing the results; if successful, the host is considered alive while otherwise or the port becomes blocked it’s considered dead – this method allows administrators of all skill levels to use this program easily.

The Angry IP Scanner program is written in Java and uses the Swing GUI toolkit for cross-platform performance, making it extremely platform-independent; only low-level networking code needs special consideration when porting it across operating systems; for this, Java Native Interface (JNI) was implemented to interface with each operating system’s native libraries and allow compatibility testing.

Angry IP Scanner can also be enhanced with plug-ins that extend its capabilities by collecting and processing additional information about hosts. These plugins include fetchers for collecting data and modules called feeders that create IP addresses (adding more feeders allows great flexibility and extensibility of use for the program).

Linux systems typically boast excellent packaging and dependency management systems that allow Angry IP Scanner to be included in OS package databases without needing complex installation programs on Windows OS systems. This enables it to become available to all users instantly.

Angry IP Scanner’s unique program design makes it possible for it to adapt itself specifically for each user and their scanning requirements, using built-in and third-party fetchers as needed. Furthermore, this versatile scanner supports different output formats including TXT, CSV and XML for ultimate flexibility and customization.

It has a wide range of features

Angry IP scanner is a free network scanning tool with numerous features. It features a user-friendly graphical interface and supports multiple languages; customisable options and data fetchers can also be extended using this program, making it suitable for both local and remote systems with its multithreaded scanning approach greatly improving performance.

Basic features of the program include scanning a local area network and its host computers, and Wi-Fi networks in homes – making it an excellent security measure against wireless devices used within homes. Scanning devices is also possible and information on them gathered, such as their MAC addresses, host names, ping times and open ports can also be captured. Furthermore, this tool can detect active ICMP Echo requests as well as record their round-trip time. In addition, Angry IP scanner can collect NetBIOS information (such as computer name, workgroup name and Windows user logged on) as well as specified IP address ranges. Data can then be saved in CSV, TXT, XML and IP-Port list file formats for later viewing or addition by plugins written in Java – meaning anyone with basic coding skills can create plug-ins for Angry IP scanner.

Nmap, used by hackers and penetration testers alike, is another popular network scanner. It’s an extremely powerful tool capable of scanning all IPv4 address space within 45 minutes on a 10 gigE connection; however, casual users may find its long list of commands challenging. Nmap may also be used to scan external networks; however this requires advanced knowledge in networking as well as an administrator account to access them successfully.

Angry IP Scanner differs from other network scanning tools in that it doesn’t require user login to operate it and utilizes an approach for finding host status that is more reliable than pinging: sending UDP packets to ports which are unlikely to be open and monitoring for responses; once an unanswered UDP packet comes back it can identify dead hosts as hosts are dead for good and move onto next one in its scan queue.

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