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I’m new here, so I hope you can all help me out.

I’m looking for a way to have applescript look on the network to find other macs in the local area (same subnet). Once it finds these machine (ideally only machines which have Apple Remote Events enabled) it returns a list which the user can then pick from to connect to using Remote Events.

Any ideas would be helpful.


I was hoping that someone would reply to your question as I have been working on a similar task. I have not found a solution yet, but I did find and install nmap from Version Tracker as a start. You can find it here:

I can get a list of the active IP’s on my network, but I have not figured out how to get from that to a list of computers to mount.

I’ll keep watching.


I once tried something like this, but it has been some time since I’ve played with it, and I have since disconnected my home network. So I can’t test it right now. It should return the IP addresses of the machines on your LAN, if none are connected then you’ll get your machine’s IP address…

set bcIP to do shell script "ifconfig en0 | awk '/broadcast/{print $6}'"
set netIP to do shell script "ping -c 10 " & bcIP
get word 10 of netIP

Check out this thread for more info…