by February 22, 2006 0 comments

Network administrators need all kinds of tools to
troubleshoot their network. iNetTools is a free small testing suite from
Wildpackets, which contains several tools to make the life of the network
administrator easier. There’s an easy to use menu driven system to use all the
tools. Some of the tools include ping, ping scan, port scan, service scan,
finger, whois, DNS lookup, Name scan, Name lookup, DNS lookup, and Trace route.
The best part is that you can run all the tests simultaneously with it. It also
shows information about the ARP cache content, network Statistics, etc. You can
also save the results for later reference.

Direct Hit!
Applies to:
Troubleshooting a network using iNetTools
Primary Link:
Google keywords:
Network troubleshooting
On PCQEssential CD:


Another useful feature of the tool is Internet port
description, which provides information about commonly used ports. It runs on
both Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines, but we tried it on the latter for
this article.



To perform a DNS lookup, give the IP address of the domain name you want to find. Don’t forget to specify a DNS Server address. Click on ‘Start’ to begin the DNS lookup You can do throughput scan of any URL, which even shows the files and directory names present in that webpage and how much time it took to do the whole scan

Ping Scan lets you customize packet size and timeout. The response time and resolved names are displayed too Use Service Scan to find out which services (http, ftp) are running on a particular range of IPs on your network

Swapnil Arora    

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