ping question

Waqas Toor waqasnasirtoor at
Tue Nov 21 18:14:34 UTC 2006

Hi Linuxers,

may be its a simple question to post here,
what is the difference between ping -b and arp ... both are for
broadcasting over the network
2nd question is
how can i retrieve the hostnames by broadcastring over the network
my broadcast address is
i need results in the form of
so on
any suggestions


Waqas Toor
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