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Old 06-15-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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Finding users on network

Hey all

I've got a challenge that I can't seem to work out... I want to be able to find out what computer a user is on...

On Windoze you can do net send 'username' message - smbclient allows similar with the -M switch BUT it won't send to usernames.

Tried LDAP to find out who's logged on to what machine but no luck there either...

Does anyone have any good suggestions?

Old 06-15-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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the tools you are looking for are:

finger, talk and write (man is your friend)

those tools and the corresponding daemons usually are disabled on the internet (for security and privacy reasons)
Old 06-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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Sorry, should've mentioned that the users are using Windows 2000 machines Otherwise yes I could've used finger...


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