What is the best network administrative tool?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by draalin, May 2, 2013.

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Most useful networking tool is...

  1. Putty

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    33.3%
  2. Wireshark

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Netcat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Angry IP Scanner

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    0.0%
  5. Zenmap

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Nmap

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    If you choose other say what it is!

    Anyways my choice is Putty! :p
     
  2. xHysteria

    xHysteria New Member

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    I would say that using NMap is the most efficient networking tool. Maybe because it's the only one that I've used out of all of those choices you've given me.

    xHysteria.
     
  3. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    Could always vote for other and state what you pick :D
     
  4. danealegana

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    I have only use Wireshark and it indeed gave me what I wanted.It is good at scanning IP's and sometimes it scans everything from your neighbors IP and everything. Dangerous tool in the hands of hackers.

    I have not use any other tools so I do not know anything about them or their user interface and experience.
     
  5. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    Yeah Wireshark is awesome. I used it a lot for grabbing RTMP urls from live streams so I could watch it in VLC rather than my browser.
     
  6. taskeinc

    taskeinc New Member

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    I am unfamiliar with Wireshark but since it's a free, open-source packet analyzer, and helps to troubleshoot your network, I thought it would not hurt to download it. So what do I have to look forward to and how can I get the most use out of it?
     
  7. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    Wireshark can do a ton of different things for example:
    • Overall just understand more about networking in general such as how ICMP, ARP & other protocols work.
    • Figure out where all of your network bandwidth is going. Such as someone downloading in the house and you want to know who since its lagging you out!
    If you do play with it though be ready for HUGE capture files, unless you make filters!
     
  8. Protojunkie

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    I use putty every day at work. I wouldn't do anything without it.

    I wish I knew how to use Wireshark. I think it's a very powerful tool but don't know how to properly use it.
     
  9. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    I wrote up labs up back in College for Wireshark. I'll post them sometime.
     
  10. Protojunkie

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    That would be awesome. I have heard lots of great things about Wireshark but I haven't really learned how to use it. I some how used it recently when was trying to troubleshoot my problem with Asterisk but It was just a basic use I made of it.
     
  11. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    You'll love Wireshark when you learn how to filter! I can understand for anyone using it for the first time it might seem somewhat daunting as its just a constant stream of data coming at you.
     
  12. jaggu

    jaggu New Member

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    ya me too love wireshark.........
     
  13. Sypfii

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    I personally find nmap the best because its the only one I've ever used.
     
  14. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    You should check out some of the other ones!
     

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