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I've used The Dude to map my network, but I can only export the network map as a graphics file. I've also used Dia and Vision to manually diagram portions of my network.

Does anyone out there have a solution where I can do automatic network mapping using a tool like "The Dude", then pull that file over to a manually editable format for cleaning up and/or enhancing in Visio or Dia?

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I had searched before, but this thread: serverfault.com/questions/66369/… actually seemed to help. The rest were just saying use dia, or use the dude, and it's not what I was asking. Thanks for finding this one though. –  Zak Sep 28 '09 at 17:48

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nmap can map networks. You can get the output in various ways, xml for example: http://nmap.org/book/man-output.html

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There seems to be a load of suggestions here:


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Spiceworks is a pretty complete tool


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But it doesn't do anything the OP wanted, except for generating a Flash network map. (no exports, etc) –  Josh Brower Sep 28 '09 at 12:43
I thought his main concern was that he was able to edit the network map. And this can be done with spiceworks. –  Bob Sep 29 '09 at 11:25
@ Bob: From the OP: "Then pull that file over to a manually editable format for cleaning up and/or enhancing in Visio or Dia?" –  Josh Brower Sep 29 '09 at 15:23
Thanks Josh, you seem to get the direction I'm looking for. –  Zak Oct 5 '09 at 23:34

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