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Is there a widget that shows all current hosts (IP adresses) in a list? I am not talking about a network bandwidth meter widget.

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Are you asking for a desktop widget? If not you can use netstat -ano -A inet – jersten Feb 11 '13 at 3:12
i am talking about a desktoo widget. Yea im femiliar with netstat, tho i need a widget that auto updates itself. Was hoping such a thing `d be around : ) thanks tho – oxxo Feb 11 '13 at 3:20

Actually there is. Use screenlets. [sudo apt-get install screenlets] = for ubuntu. It has a widget that execute a command and outputs the data in your desktop as a widget in a box. The application screenlets update the command (execute actually) every second if you want to. You can insert into that widget the command netstat -natp

Another solution before i discovered screenlets was a script: The link for the script is:

The advantage of the script is that you can call it through remote shell

Good luck

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