In this chapter, we discussed the target discovery process. We started by discussing the purpose of target discovery: identifying the target machine and finding out the operating system used by the target machine. Then we continued with BackTrack tools that can be used for identifying target machines. The tools discussed are
ping, arping, arping2, fping, genlist, hping2, hping3, lanmap, nbtscan, nping, and
At the end of this chapter you learned about the tools that can be used to do OS fingerprinting
In the next chapter, we will talk about target enumeration.