IP-Tools is a set of utilities under a common GUI for monitoring network activity. It allows you to find all the devices in the local network, poll them to determine the status of the rights granted, as well as to trace the traffic usage (without packet sniffing). Developed IP-Tools for Windows by a Russian programmer (Alexander Kozlov). The utility is compatible with all versions of Windows starting from XP (including server versions). It can be downloaded free of charge (it's free but the source code is not public).
Impportunities of IP-Tools
With this utility you can:
- get detailed information about all interfaces in the local network (NetBIOS);
- determine access rights for each gateway (read, write, deny);
- study localhost and technical parameters of each device (CPU load, RAM, free memory capacity)
- perform UDP, TCP port scanning;
- check the ping (response delay) for each gateway (and for Internet connection);
- retrieve data about previously connected users (read log files from available gateways)
- send SNMP notifications to other computers in the network (no need to enter all the parameters of the message at the command line)
- modulate the current LAN (helps in locating the "problem node").
Also integrated with IP-Tools is Telnet server, HTTP client, as well as clock synchronization service. Program interface in Russian, provides the ability to run multiple copies of the application (for a separate monitor for each adapter available in the computer). The utility is compatible both with WiFi and Ethernet connection options.
What are the uses for
The program is useful for network administrators who need to quickly check the health of each gateway in their local network and perform diagnostics of port availability. Also you can use it to count traffic and view in real-time what network protocols are used by each of the LAN users.
Download IP-Tools free of charge with the current version on our website.