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Pop Quiz: Netstat command

Do you know which netstat command requires admin permissions to run? Are you a netstat ninja? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge.

In last week's TR Dojo episode, I showed you five netstat tricks that can help admins manage their networks and troubleshoot problems. Where you paying attention? Are you already a netstat ninja? Take this short quiz and test your knowledge.

Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn't let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I've published the answers on the second page of this blog post. I encourage everyone to answer all the questions before looking at the second page or using your favorite search engine to find the answers.

Answers are on the next page.

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7 comments
douglas.gernat
douglas.gernat

Too many entry level and even higher level IT's are unfamiliar with this tool, or just don't apply it often or in depth enough, myself included. Great quiz, Bill!

waltz
waltz

I concur with SgtPappy and pgit. In today???s work environment most of us are wearing multiple hats (That had been worn by 3 or more individuals prior.) that may not all be in the same discipline. To try to memorize all of the minutiae associated with all of the jobs can get to be overwhelming. A solid grounding in the fundamentals and knowing where and how to use the references has worked for me since 1964.

wandersick
wandersick

Cannot get the answer (netstat -e tcp) to work.Tried both Windows 7 and XP. It should be netstat -p tcp

pgit
pgit

In my aviation career the norm was not to memorize everything, like regulations, but to be aware that something existed and where to look it up. Important things you would remember; min altitude over a wildlife refuge for example. But obscure stuff you'd get a pass from an inspector with "yeah, there's some mention of that, in FAR 131 near the beginning..." for an answer. Of course if you use netstat day in, day out, you're going to remember these parameters. But I use it only occasionally, and when I need a flag I know where to find it. =D

paff
paff

should be: netstat -e -p tcp

SgtPappy
SgtPappy

mean, as an ex Air Traffic Controller for 15 years there were far too many things to memorize.