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software to find LAN computer information based on IP or MAC?

Posted on 2007-12-03
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I have a computer on the network that is showing up in the content filter a lot because iDisk is blocked and it's trying to access it 1000's of times in a very small time frame.

I've been using tools like CC Get Mac Address and LANhelper but all I can get is the MAC address and that's it. This is a samba domain and DNS is not setup here properly so I can't use something like a reverse lookup to get a hostname, etc.

Are there some pieces of software out there than can do a really thorough check on a computer just on IP/MAC?? I would like to be able to get things like OS version, computer name, etc.
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I used to use GFI Languard Network Security Scanner (www.gfi.com).  This does a good job at examining the box remotely.
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anything a little less heavyweight? That's pretty expensive for the simple things I'm trying to do...
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You just looking for a one-time deal?  There is a 15-day trial, I believe.
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You can also try NetScanTools Pro (http://www.netscantools.com/nstpromain.html).
Also a free trial.
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