Wednesday , 26 October 2016

Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line

Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line

Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line ?

Today i am going to show you use of  network tools in through command prompt in both Linux and Windows based OS.

Ping Command :- Test if peer host/gateway is reachable

Windows command prompt :-Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line

Linux terminal :-

In Linux, Ping command will continuously ping the destination until you stop.

use root@bt:~#ping -c 4

to get the same result like windows command prompt.

Traceroute :-To find out No of Hops of reach remote destination.

Windows command Prompt :-Windows is using tracert command for tracroute.

Linux Terminal :- Linux is using traceroute command for traceroute

 DNS Information :- 

Windows command prompt :- Windows is using the nslookup command to find out the dns information.

Linux terminal :- Linux is using the dig command to find out the domain information.

 Display Bandwidth associated by each host :- 

Windows Command prompt :- With the help of Netstat command you will get a lots of network statics. i will write more on netstat command.

cmd > netstat -sp TCP command will show you bandwidth consumed by TCP .

cmd > netstat -sp UDP command will show you bandwidth consumed by UDP.

 Linux Terminal :- Linux is using the iftop command to display the table of current bandwidth associated with each host.

iftop -p -n

Domain information :-

On Windows :-                                                                                                                      Windows is by default not comes with the any whois tool. you can use Domain hosting tool for this infromation.

DomainHostingView is a utility for Windows that collects extensive information about a domain by using a series of DNS and WHOIS queries, and generates HTML report that can be displayed in any Web browser.

The information displayed by the report of DomainHostingView includes: the hosting company or data center that hosts the Web server, mail server, and domain name server (DNS) of the specified domain, the created/changed/expire date of the domain, domain owner, domain registrar that registered the domain, list of all DNS records, and more..


Linux Terminal :- Use the whois command to get the more information about domain.

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

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