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iNet for the iPhone or iPod touch will allow you to see what hosts and services are available and running on your network. iNet allows you to scan the network that you are connected to for anything that is connected to it. When you find a particular host, you can run a port scan on it to see what ports are open, iNet will also display what Bonjour services are running and able to connect to. Bonjour services are zero configuration networking  services for connecting to devices such as printers.

The iNet app is really easy to use and I think it is very hand to see what is available on your network. iNet allows you to see what network vulnerabilities are visible on your own network from your mobile device.

The following features are available with iNet:

  • Scan Network
  • Ping
  • Bonjour Browser
  • Wake on LAN
  • Portscan
  • Device Info

Below is the official description of services from the iNet official site:

inet icon Scan network

iNet shows the devices connected to your local network, e. g. computer or router, along with their name, IP and vendor. You can find out the name, vendor and IP of the connected devices as well as the kind and number of running Bonjour services on that particular device. You can also perform a classic portscan on the choosen device.

The technology used in iNet scans on a very low level, therefore you even find machines that don`t want to be found, e. g. a computer running in stealth mode.

Most items are displayed by their real name so that you can easily identify what is going on in the network you are scanning, which computers are connected or which services are running. For most Apple Macintosh Computers you even see the particular computer model.

The last 10 scan results are saved automatically. In addition you can save your scan results and name them. A send scan per mail is available too.

inet icon Ping

Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network. The ping section in iNet enables you to find out wether an IP exists (if its ping service is enabled; otherwise you will get no response :-)). For your convenience we added a bookmark function to store often needed addresses.

inet icon Bonjour-Browser

Bonjour or “zero configuration networking” is a widely used industry standard for connecting computer and computer devices ,e.g. printers. The Bonjour-Browser in iNet scans the connected local network for Bonjour services, detecting any hardware that ist connected via the Bonjour protocol (e. g. computer, router, printer, …) and any software running Bonjour services, e. g. iTunes® or Filemaker®.

inet icon Wake on lan

WOL is a wakeup tool for computer connected by an ethernet cable to a local network or to the internet. The outstanding feature of our implementation is its easiness of usage and the simple setup process. A bookmark function for often used hosts is integrated also. For more information see iNet WOL, the stand-alone tool for WOL.

inet icon Portscan

Applications on devices communicate with the outside world through so called TCP-Ports. iNet detects whether ports are open or closed.

A quick portscan is available after performing a network scan. Here iNet checks TCP ports in the range of 1 to 1000 plus a number of standard ports that are often used.

A sophisticated portscan is available via the main menu of iNet. You can select from predefined portlists, enter port ranges and single ports. The ports to scan can be saved per device. For all found open ports the service using this port is displayed by its real name if available.

inet icon Device info

The device info in iNet shows some information related to your iPhone or iPod touch, e. g. its name or its IP.

iNet Pro - Network scanner

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Matt
I was a Computer and Information Technology student at Purdue University. I have always wanted my own website and have been fascinated with technology my entire life. So here I am, what's next?
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