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Week1casestudy - Jonathan I Sullivan March 9th 2010 Week...

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Jonathan I. Sullivan March 9 th 2010 Week One Case Study Ping sweeps are nothing more than a way that somebody can find which range of IP addresses will actually map out to live hosts. So, in laymen’s terms we are basically sending out tons of pings. To understand what a ping is you much first know that a ping pretty much consists of nothing more than an ICMP ECHO request which stands for Internet Control Message Protocol. In the real world a ping is often used to check whether or not a device or host is properly functioning. So when we are talking about ping sweeps we’re referring to a process of sending out tons of ping or ICMP ECHO request out across a large range of IP addresses. You can think of a ping just like ringing a doorbell in order to see in somebody is at home or not. Ping sweeps are used by a lot of hackers and network professionals alike in order for them to determine how many live hosts the have on their network.
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NCM 545 taught by Professor Matter during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Oak Brook.

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