NetInfo: Diagnostic and Network Information Utility

By | January 13, 2006

NetInfo is a collection of 15 network tools, organized as independent windows, to allow network administrators, webmasters, and internet service providers to isolate faults, process diagnostic data and increase internal network security.

When you install a network or start to work in the Internet or your intranet, it becomes clear to find monitoring and management software ASAP. Why? Because of possible delays or bottlenecks of Internet traffic. The number of applications is a blessing, given the fact that every company and every sysadmin have different needs, which would make a one-size-fits-all approach difficult to implement.

Most network software comes with some level of monitoring and management capability, but often IT departments appreciate being able to choose different features. Here is a rescue wand – NetInfo. This multifunctional application analyzes your connection and various aspects of the Internet in order to isolate potential pitfalls. Once it determines where the problem lies, NetInfo provides you with a whole slew of tools that help you solve it. If the problem lies beyond your realm of control and you don´t know whom to contact about it, NetInfo will give you a name, e-mail address and phone number. Instead of gathering the information about a host and the Internet route to it manually, you just enter a hostname and click Start. NetInfo does the rest for you. By the way, it allows finding spammers, tracing hackers, hunting mailers and porno promoters.

If your website, a client´s site, a mail server or some other Internet point is having trouble, it’s up to NetInfo tools to fix it. You´ve never been in as much control of your and your clients’ Internet experience as when you own NetInfo. It becomes possible to retrieve and debug an HTML for a specific page on the Web.

Each module in this integrated set of Internet tools is a superbly fast and visual aid to any user of the Internet, and Intranet, or a home network center.

With the below-mentioned tools any user will get in touch with his inner NetAdmin geek: Local Info – this tool allows to obtain information about local host and currently active version of the Windows Sockets; Network related tools such as ping, finger, open connections and loopup services; Scanner – this tool allows to scan all host names in a specified range of IP addresses and to verify host status for each IP address; Services – this tool allows to verify a host for available network services and E-mail – this tool allows to verify an e-mail address.

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