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 :-
Linux terminal :-
In Linux, Ping command will continuously ping the destination until you stop.
use root@bt:~#ping -c 4 google.com
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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