Monday, January 14, 2013

Install Angry IP Scanner from PPA in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

In this article, we will see a useful tool that allows network administrators or any simple user of Linux-based systems to analyze and scan network machines. The tool is called Angry IP Scanner which is a TCP/IP network scanner that allows users to easily scan IP addresses within any range of your choice via a user-friendly interface.

Once Angry IP Scanner detects an active IP address, it will then resolve its MAC address, hostname, and port. The gathered data can be then saved as TXT, CSV, XML or IP-Port list files. For more information about Angry IP Scanner, go here.

The PPA below is available for these Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12
Angry IP Scanner Installation

 To install Angry IP Scanner in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open the terminal and enter these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/network 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install ipscan

You can start the application from the Unity Dash:

Or from the terminal using this command:


Angry IP Scanner Removal

To uninstall Angry IP Scanner from your system, enter these commands:

sudo apt-get remove ipscan 
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:upubuntu-com/network 
sudo apt-get update

Pear Linux 6.1

David Tavares has announced the release of Pear Linux 6.1, an Ubuntu remix with a simple but beautiful user interface (a customised GNOME 3) and out-of-the-box support for many popular multimedia codecs: "I am pleased to announce the release of Pear Linux 6.1. Pear Linux 6.1 builds on top of our popular previous release of Pear Linux 6 with newly updated software. As Pear Linux 6.1 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 it is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release, provided with 5 years of security updates. New software: Pear PPA Manager, Pear Cleaner; software updated, kernel updated. Users who already have Pear Linux 6 installed do not need to get Pear Linux 6.1. All the aforementioned updates and improvements in 6.1 will be applied by installing the latest updates from the Update Manager available this week." Here is the brief release announcement. Download the Pear Linux 6.1 live DVD image from SourceForge: pearlinux-6.1-x64.iso (899MB, MD5).