Like any decent electrician or plumber, every single network administrator needs to possess a decent set of tools in their toolbox in order to get any job done right. Whether you are the new guy in the office or whether you are a seasoned veteran, these stores will definitely serve you, and they will help you investigate and also troubleshoot all kinds of issues that might arise on your network. Every single person will have their own preferences when it comes to what kind of tools they end up referring at the end of the day, but the ones I have listed below are some really good ones in the networking industry. Your test may actually end up changing, but you need to make sure that your tools are constant. You should always have a set of tools.
Let me go ahead and give you a list of these amazing tools that every single pro must have.
- Ipconfig: When we need to know the IP address or the addresses of the host that we are working with, these utility tools will come to use. Not only will it provide you with the IP information, but it will also provide you with the IP addresses, MAC addresses and the DNS servers. It will also show the default gateway and data with regard to how much traffic is flowing over the interface and some errors as well.
- Ping: is the next one that I would like to talk about. It is the number-one utility that every single tech professional will have to use on a daily basis. It helps phenomenally when it comes to determining two things which are packet loss and latency. Because I CMP is usually the lowest priority packet in the pecking order and it does not exactly tell us what the problem would be. It will actually tell us that there is a problem that has to be addressed. If there is either a latency or a packet loss, this can indicate the band with saturation over a link or even a network cable. No matter what, this tool will always be a reliable one minute comes to your troubleshooting shenanigans.
- Nslookup: is an amazing utility for two things. It is used for locating the IP addresses which are associated with a domain name and also, it is used for checking to see the DNS resolution. DNS means domain name system. When we go to the Google website, the computer invisibly query is the domain name system server to find the IP address which is attached to the host name. Nslookup has all the ability to not only ask our configured DNS server but also to ask any other DNS server that we wish.