My Ultimate Network Monitor/Enumeration Tool – Putting It All Together

Finally, all the parts come together. Look at my previous posts for all the pieces to building the LilDevil network monitor and enumeration tool. Tomato Shibby on ASUS RT-N66W Tomato Shibby Guest Wireless Tomato by Shibby Splash Page Restricting Bandwidth on Tomato Pi Time! IMPROVEMENTS: Detecting New Network Devices with Python and Tkinter Playing with the Pi: Portable Server The […]

Build Your Own Wireless Access Point

Why buy an expensive router when you can build a cheap one from old hardware? Equipment This is what I used: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 hostapd v0.7.3 dhcp3-server HP Compaq DC 7800 Small Form Factor PC Penguin Wireless N PCIe Card v3 SKU NPCIEV3 ($50-$70) Ethernet cable Monitor, VGA cable, mouse and keyboard Setup Hardware The Wireless network card must first […]

Stop the MitM Attacks! Use Encryption!

So I’ve been having fun with Amazon’s Developer Services for user authentication. In order to get the darn thing working, Amazon requires your server to use HTTPS. This isn’t a bad thing but in order to have HTTPS, you need to get a valid certificate. Now it’s easy to create a certificate (see below) however, not as easy to get […]

IMPROVEMENTS: Detecting New Network Devices with Python and Tkinter

So I wasn’t too happy with the kludginess of the network monitoring tool that I posted about earlier this week. It lagged and really wasn’t an ideal tool. I decided to redesign the entire model. The new tool still utilizes Python 2.7 and consists of three parts: Ping/Enumeration Script RESTful Django Script Tkinter Reporting GUI Script Here is how they connect. […]

Detecting New Network Devices with Python and Tkinter

UPDATE: I made a better version of this tool with server implementation here. Today I felt like building a python 2.7 script that would enumerate a network along with alert me to the presence of a new device. I limited my project to functions in the standard library. So something lightweight and okay fast is a ping sweep. From an […]