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Network scan by using Linux base operating system |computercooltricks

Updated: Nov 24

There are lots of several tools available for scanning the network in Linux based platform. In this blog, I am going to show you how to use Angry IP scan. Basically, we habitually of Nmap, scan then Angry IP scanner will be easier.

Angry IP scanner is an open-source tool for network scanning. The tool is written in java so it’s come with the multiplatform program if we compare it to the older version of Angry IP scanner 2.x is available in c++.

Table of Contents

1) Angry IP scanner features

2) Installation of Angry Ip scanner

3) How we can install OpenJDK in Debian or ubuntu?

4) How we can use the angry IP scanner?

Angry IP scanner features

  • Scan local Lan network along with Intenet

  • Scan the IP range or any format

  • Export result available in many formats

  • Provide command-line interface

Installation of Angry Ip scanner

Before installation needs to check Java virtual machine installed. or you can install oracle java or OpenJDK Mainly most of the Linux distros have installed OpenJDK by default but in case Open JDK not installed then you can install it.

Installation steps of OpenJDK in Debian or in Ubuntu?

Click to Download

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre

now need to download the appropriate binary package for your pc or laptop (DEB or RPM) open the terminal and run the below command from the terminal

$ sudo dpkg -i ipscan-*.deb

Also, we can browse the older releases of ipscan and download a jar file to execute it or we can download the source code:

Click to Download

How we can use the angry IP scanner?

Let me clear a few points before starting how to use the Angry Ip scanner

IP An internal protocol address ( IP address) is a basically numerical label assigned to each device for example a computer, printer Each device connected to a network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

Subnetwork A logical subdivision of an IP network is called a subnetwork or subnet. Subnetting means diving a network into two or more networks.


In terms of computing network port is a communication endpoint. At the software level, a port is basically a logical construct that identifies a specific process or network service.

Run from the application menu or type ipcan in a terminal also we can run the ipscan by using root.

Angry IP is one of the most useful because we can specify an IP range and netmask. start scanning and discover the LAN.

We can also choose a random IP scanning or chose a text file with the mentioned IP address to scan. we can also configure our preference in the preferences panel

or if you wanted to scan a one single IP address then see the below image for reference.

We can also define the port from the preferences panel

We can also specify the range of Ports

We can also change the scanning configuring some parameters in the preferences panel:

For example, we can choose the method of ping,ipscan supports the below-mentioned methods:

  • ICMP Echo

  • ICMP Echo (alternative)

  • UDP packet

  • TCP port probe

  • Combined TCP + UDP

Angry IP comes with multiple fetchers we can choose what fetchers you want to use just click the following tab and then edit the configuration.

We can also export the scanning report by just pressing ctrl+s

Angry IP Scanner is one best tool for Network Admin for scanning the network. In this blog, i have explained some basic features of ipscan but Angry IP scanners have a lot more you use scanners as security scans or for network audit.

For more, you can visit the following link: Angry IP FAQ

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