Nmap ???ping sweep??? is a method to discover connected devices in a network using the nmap security scanner, for a device to be discovered we only need it to be turned on and connected to the network. We can tell nmap to discover all devices in the network or define ranges. In contrast to other types of scanning ping sweep is not an aggressive scan as these we previously explained on LinuxHint to scan for services and vulnerabilities using nmap, for ping sweep we can skip some of nmap???s regular stages in order to discover hosts only and make harder for the target to detect the scan.