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I am currently exploring Nmap for its capabilities. Can anyone tell how can Nmap be used to query the machines connected to a network switch?

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  • That really depends on what data you're looking to gather. You don't need nmap to do a ping sweep and look at your arp table. – Iszi Jul 20 '15 at 16:17
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Nmap is not the right tool for that. "Machines connected to a network switch" is a layer 2 question. Nmap is a layer 3 tool.

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