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Device profiler

Controls creation of rogue hosts from DHCP packets heard on the network.

Field

Definition

Create Rogues from DHCP packets

When enabled, rogues will be created from information learned from DHCP packets heard on the network. It helps to quickly learn about hosts communicating on the network, but in some network environments it can add a large number of rogues hosts from unmanaged areas of the network.

Default = true

Perform Active (NMAP) profiling without ICMP ping

When enabled, Active NMAP scans will not perform a ICMP ping of the host prior to initiating the NMAP scan. This allows networks where ICMP is blocked to still do NMAP scanning. This is disabled by default as it could be a considerable performance drain scanning a large number of uncontactable hosts.

Default = false

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the User/Host Management folder.
  3. Select Device Profiler from the tree.
  4. Use the Create Rogues from DHCP packets check box to enable or disable creating rogues.
  5. Click Save Settings.

Device profiler

Controls creation of rogue hosts from DHCP packets heard on the network.

Field

Definition

Create Rogues from DHCP packets

When enabled, rogues will be created from information learned from DHCP packets heard on the network. It helps to quickly learn about hosts communicating on the network, but in some network environments it can add a large number of rogues hosts from unmanaged areas of the network.

Default = true

Perform Active (NMAP) profiling without ICMP ping

When enabled, Active NMAP scans will not perform a ICMP ping of the host prior to initiating the NMAP scan. This allows networks where ICMP is blocked to still do NMAP scanning. This is disabled by default as it could be a considerable performance drain scanning a large number of uncontactable hosts.

Default = false

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the User/Host Management folder.
  3. Select Device Profiler from the tree.
  4. Use the Create Rogues from DHCP packets check box to enable or disable creating rogues.
  5. Click Save Settings.