How To Install Angry IP Scanner on ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Angry IP Scanner on ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Angry IP Scanner on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Angry IP Scanner is a powerful, lightweight, and user-friendly network scanning tool that allows administrators to scan IP addresses and ports efficiently. Developed in Java, this open-source software is compatible with multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. With Angry IP Scanner, users can quickly discover live hosts, and open ports, and gather information about network devices, such as their hostname, MAC address, and response time.

One of the key advantages of Angry IP Scanner is its ability to perform fast and efficient scans. The tool utilizes multithreading, enabling it to scan a large number of IP addresses simultaneously, significantly reducing the time required to complete a comprehensive network scan. Additionally, Angry IP Scanner offers a range of advanced features, such as customizable openers, which allow users to extend the tool’s functionality by integrating with third-party applications.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Angry IP Scanner on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Angry IP Scanner on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. To begin, open a terminal window and update your system packages by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, verify that Java is installed on your Ubuntu 16.04 system by executing the following command:

java -version

If Java is already installed, you will see the version information displayed in the terminal. If Java is not installed, you can easily install it by running:

sudo apt-get install default-jre

Step 2. Installing Angry IP Scanner on Ubuntu.

Download the latest version of Angry IP Scanner from the official website or use the following command in your terminal:


Once the download is complete, navigate to the directory where the .deb package was saved and run the following command to install Angry IP Scanner:

sudo dpkg -i ipscan_3.9.1_amd64.deb

To verify that Angry IP Scanner has been installed successfully, run the following command:


Step 3. Accessing Angry IP Scanner on Ubuntu

 You can launch Angry IP Scanner from the terminal by typing ipscan, or you can find it in the Ubuntu dashboard. Search for “Angry IP Scanner” and click on the icon to open the application.

Angry IP Scanner has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to perform network scans. Here’s how to perform a basic scan:

  1. Set IP Range: Enter the IP range you want to scan in the “IP Range” field.
  2. Start Scan: Click the “Start” button to begin the scan.

The results will display active IP addresses, ping times, hostnames, and open ports.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed an Angry IP Scanner. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Angry IP Scanner on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Angry IP Scanner website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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