I am trying to create a script that will check if my firewall works correctly.

For that I need a command that checks our range.

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You can use the nmap command

sudo nmap -sT remote_host

For more information https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-nmap-to-scan-for-open-ports-on-your-vps

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    NMAP is the tool for this, I agree. The thing is you have to run it from outside your network to see what is happening at the firewall. So just get on public Wi-Fi with a Mac or Linux machine, open terminal and run: nmap -A (your public IP) Worth noting that if you have an IPS or IDS at the gateway it may see this as "hacking" so be sure to notify appropriate personnel you're doing this. Jan 15, 2019 at 21:58

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