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find open servers on your IPv4 subnet, e.g. SSH.

Project Description


Platform-independent Python >= 3.5 script that finds SSH servers (or other services with open ports) on an IPv4 subnet, WITHOUT NMAP.

author:Michael Hirsch, Ph.D.


You can just run directly, but to allow use from other programs, you can install by:

pip install findssh

or from this repo:

pip install -e .


Takes about 40 seconds to scan an IPv4 subnet.

from Terminal:


or from within Python

import findssh

Command line options

-s checks the string from the server to attempt to verify the correct service has been found.
-t timeout
-b baseip (check other subnet besides your own)
-p port


consider non-blocking/threading


Python <= 3.2 is that socket doesn’t have a context manager.

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