Network Audit Bash Script Using Netbios and Nmap

Working in a large office, it is sometimes necessary to use different network audit tools in order to properly assess the integrity and security of networks.

In order to quickly audit a network , I created this script to scan selected IPs, read from a configuration file, and compile a simple report to be emailed. The script can be modified to suit your needs, such as exporting the data to a database or perhaps an HTML report for a web based reporting site.

The script itself doesn’t do anything particularly special, however it has proven useful when you want to do a quick & dirty network audit.

There are other tools out there, such as OpenAudit, Nessus and Nmap that could do similar tasks. However, the important thing to remember here is that those tools (with the exception of open audit perhaps) can be incorporated into this script to perform regular scheduled audits.

This script could actually be updated to utilize nmap v5.0 — utilizing the new features plus ndiff could turn this script into a very powerful network analysis tool.

Hopefully some of you will find some use out of the script! Enjoy!

Note that the “all_windows_linux_ips.txt” is just a text file with the ip addresses of all hostnames on your network. It can be modified to simply utilize whole subnets to make it easier to perform the audit.