Feb 272008

In this tutorial we will see Traceroute,Ping and Whois GUI Tools for windows

traceroute is a computer network tool used to determine the route taken by packets across an IP network.

Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network; it is also used to self test the network interface card of the computer. It works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. ping estimates the round-trip time, generally in milliseconds, and records any packet loss, and prints a statistical summary when finished.

WHOIS is a TCP-based query/response protocol which is widely used for querying an official database in order to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet. WHOIS lookups were traditionally made using a command line interface, but a number of simplified web-based tools now exist for looking up domain ownership details from different databases. Web-based WHOIS clients still rely on the WHOIS protocol to connect to a WHOIS server and do lookups, and command-line WHOIS clients are still quite widely used by system administrators.

3d Traceroute

3d Traceroute is a full blown three dimensional traceroute program that allows you to visually monitor internet connectivity. It offers an attractive and fast loading 3D interface as well as optional text results. The 3D graphs can be manipulated by rotation, zoom and several other options. You can also record and playback individual traces for detailed investigation. 3d Traceroute also offers statistical displays as well as keeping track of trace history. Additional support is offer for OpenGL interface. A Pro version with additional features is available for purchase.

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Trellian Traceroute

Traceroute allows you to see how many servers your website is passing through before it gets to your computer, informing you if there are any problem/slow servers and even gives a ping time for each server in the path.

With Traceroute, you can easily find out where the heart of a server problem is. If you have a slow server or a timeout error, it may not always be the server where the site is located that is causing the problem. Trellian Traceroute can help you to find out for sure.

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Ping Plotter 1

Ping Plotter is an enhanced trace route program. It does all the things a normal trace route program does – just faster. It also adds some great features (graphing, enhanced statistics, etc.). Basically, Ping Plotter is a trace route program – but adds some graphs, plus some serious performance upgrades. It uses the multi-threading capabilities of Windows to check performance on all hops in the route at the same time. This has several advantages: 1) It s a lot faster. 2) All hops are tested at the same time – rather than many seconds apart – so the comparison is better. Another advantage of Ping Plotter is that you can set it to a continuous mode – where it will test the same route over and over again – forever if you want. That way you can watch the performance over a period of time without having to re-run the program over and over again.

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WinMTR is a Windows clone of popular Matt`s traceroute (mtr) Linux program. It combines the functionality of the `traceroute` and `ping` programs in a single network diagnostic tool. It is small and easy to use and also offers to copy the results to the clipboard in text or HTML format.

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Trout is a traceroute and Whois program. It supplies detailed information and has the option to copy the trace to the clipboard (in HTML format if needed).

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