Networking

Make network problem solving easier with these five apps

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Five Apps

1. DNS Stuff

DNS Stuff is one of the more powerful network tool kits around. This particular tool isn't free (though they have a free trial of their Professional Toolkit until August 2013), but it's certainly one of the most comprehensive set of tools you'll find.

Included in the Pro Toolkit are the following: DNS Report (RFC Compliant mitigation steps), ISP Cached DNS Lookup, NS Lookup, Whois//IPWhois Lookup, Top Level Domain Lookup, SSL Examination, Abuse Lookup, Domain Inspector, URL Analyzer, and much more. DNS Stuff also presents you with your external IP address as well as an estimate of your location. With the amount of tools included in the Professional Toolkit, you should be able to troubleshoot numerous external networking issues.

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