> Don't forget about laptops/docking stations that typicly have a modem and a
> lan card. The modem used for dialing into servers while out of the office,
> an card while in the office. There is nothing that prevents that same
> modem from dialing out while in the office. Is your scan going to pickup
> all the laptops that aren't there presently?
> Are you going to run the scan every day?
Hmm .. interesting one. Not that common here, but I hear what you're
saying. Thanks everyone for the replies .. it's kicked off a fair
discussion. It's obviously not that easy a thing to do without having
general access to all machines - I don't really. I suppose I was hoping
to be able to send off some sort of local bot to do this for me, now that
I'm thinking about it - one to mosey around the IP network. But I know
nothing about bots or their design - they can't just live in nowhere -
they've got to connect to something at the other end, and if win95 machines
(which is my major concern) aren't running daemons of some form then they
can't really get on to see what's happening.
Perhaps the neareet to what I had in mind was the idea of using a protocol
analyser which can identify oddly routed packets, but this is more for
picking up folk who've dialled in and are then using our Internet connections
from there. I'm not really expecting folk to be dialing in and doing this
but it's not impossible and certainly bears watching.
Other more ifnormation about POLEDIT etc on the Win95 to allow polling
is interesting .. still to follow that up. Thanks Mark.
Cheers for the feedback