Jan 24, 2008

Software Every Systems Administrator Needs

My buddy Jason whom I met in college, and I got hired on at my day job, takes an interest in playing with cool free software that he finds online like me. I asked him to do some guest posts, but he said he doesn't like to write. So I will have to write about this tool that he showed me, which I think is now one of my favorite applications because it does so friggin' much!

This software is called Net Tools, and is a systems administrators dream! It has over 175 built in tools for it which I will list in just a second or two. First I want to give an explanation of what Net Tools is. This is from the website:

Net Tools is a comprehensive set of host monitoring, network scanning, security, administration tools and much more, all with a highly intuitive user interface. It's an ideal tool for those who work in the network security, administration, training, internet forensics or law enforcement internet crimes fields. Net Tools is mainly written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6, Visual C++, Visual C# and Visual Studio .NET.

Not enough info for you? Here is the list of tools it provides:

  1. network tools free software IP Address Scanner
  2. IP Calculator
  3. IP Converter
  4. Port Listener
  5. Port Scanner
  6. Ping
  7. NetStat
  8. Trace Route
  9. TCP/IP Configuration
  10. Online - Offline Checker
  11. Resolve Host & IP
  12. Time Sync
  13. Whois & MX Lookup
  14. Connectr
  15. Connection Analysator and protector
  16. Net Sender
  17. E-mail seeker
  18. Net Pager
  19. Active and Passive port scanner
  20. Spoofer
  21. Hack Trapper
  22. HTTP flooder (DoS)
  23. Mass Website Visiter
  24. Advanced Port Scanner
  25. Trojan Hunter (Multi IP)
  26. Port Connecter Tool
  27. Advanced Spoofer
  28. Advanced Anonymous E-mailer
  29. Simple Anonymous E-mailer
  30. Anonymous E-mailer with Attachment Support
  31. Mass E-mailer
  32. E-mail Bomber
  33. E-mail Spoofer
  34. Simple Port Scanner (fast)
  35. Advanced Netstat Monitoring
  36. X Pinger
  37. Web Page Scanner
  38. Fast Port Scanner
  39. Deep Port Scanner
  40. Fastest Host Scanner (UDP)
  41. Get Header
  42. Open Port Scanner
  43. Multi Port Scanner
  44. HTTP scanner (Open port 80 subnet scanner)
  45. Multi Ping for Cisco Routers
  46. TCP Packet Sniffer
  47. UDP flooder
  48. Resolve and Ping
  49. Multi IP ping
  50. File Dependency Sniffer
  51. EXE-joiner (bind files
  52. Encrypter
  53. Advanced Encryption
  54. File Difference Engine
  55. File Comparasion
  56. Mass File Renamer
  57. Add Bytes to EXE
  58. Variable Encryption
  59. Simple File Encryption
  60. ASCII to Binary (and Binary to ASCII)
  61. Enigma
  62. Password Unmasker
  63. Credit Card Number Validate and Generate
  64. Create Local HTTP Server
  65. eXtreme UDP Flooder
  66. Web Server Scanner
  67. Force Reboot
  68. Webpage Info Seeker
  69. Bouncer
  70. Advanced Packet Sniffer
  71. IRC server creater
  72. Connection Tester
  73. Fake Mail Sender
  74. Bandwidth Monitor
  75. Remote Desktop Protocol Scanner
  76. MX Query
  77. Messenger Packet Sniffer
  78. API Spy
  79. DHCP Restart
  80. File Merger
  81. E-mail Extractor (crawler / harvester bot)
  82. Open FTP Scanner
  83. Advanced System Locker
  84. Advanced System Information
  85. CPU Monitor
  86. Windows Startup Manager
  87. Process Checker
  88. IP String Collecter
  89. Mass Auto-Emailer (Database mailer; Spammer
  90. Central Server (Base Server; Echo Server; Time Server; Telnet Server; HTTP Server; FTP Server)
  91. Fishing Port Scanner (with named ports
  92. Mouse Record / Play Automation (Macro Tool
  93. Internet / LAN Messenger Chat (Server + Client)
  94. Timer Shutdown/Restart/Log Off/Hibernate/Suspend/ Control
  95. Hash MD Checker
  96. Port Connect - Listen tool
  97. Internet MAC Address Scanner (Multiple IP)
  98. Connection Manager / Monitor
  99. Direct Peer Connecter (Send/Receive files + chat)
  100. Force Application Termination (against Viruses and Spyware)
  101. Easy and Fast Screenshot Maker (also Web Hex Color Picker)
  102. COM Detect and Test
  103. Create Virtual Drives
  104. URL Encoder
  105. WEP/WPA Key Generator
  106. Sniffer.NET
  107. File Shredder
  108. Local Access Enumerater
  109. Steganographer (Art of hiding secret data in pictures)
  110. Subnet Calculater
  111. Domain to IP (DNS)
  112. Get SNMP Variables
  113. Internet Explorer Password Revealer
  114. Advanced Multi Port Scanner
  115. Port Identification List (+port scanner)
  116. Get Quick Net Info
  117. Get Remote MAC Address
  118. Share Add
  119. Net Wanderer
  120. WhoIs Console
  121. Cookies Analyser
  122. Hide Secret Data In Files
  123. Packet Generator
  124. Secure File Splitting
  125. My File Protection (Password Protect Files, File Injections)
  126. Dynamic Switch Port Mapper
  127. Internet Logger (Log URL)
  128. Get Whois Servers
  129. File Split&Merge
  130. Hide Drive
  131. Extract E-mails from Documents
  132. Net Tools Mini (Client/Server, Scan, ICMP, Net Statistics, Interactive, Raw Packets, DNS, Whois, ARP, Computer's IP, Wake On LAN)
  133. Hook Spy
  134. Software Uninstaller
  135. Tweak & Clean XP
  136. Steganographic Random Byte Encryption
  137. NetTools Notepad (encrypt your sensitive data)
  138. File Encrypter/Decrypter
  139. Quick Proxy Server
  140. Connection Redirector (HTTP, IRC, ... All protocols supported)
  141. Local E-mail Extractor
  142. Recursive E-mail Extractor
  143. Outlook Express E-mail Extractor
  144. Telnet Client
  145. Fast Ip Catcher
  146. Monitor Host IP
  147. FreeMAC (MAC Address Editor
  148. QuickFTP Server (+user accounts support)
  149. NetTools Macro Recorder/Player (Keybord and Mouse Hook)
  150. Network Protocol Analyzer
  151. Steganographic Tools (Picture, Sounds, ZIP Compression and Misc Methods)
  152. WebMirror (Website Ripper
  153. GeoLocate IP
  154. Google PageRank Calculator
  155. Google Link Crawler (Web Result Grabber)
  156. Network Adapter Binder
  157. Remote LAN PC Lister
  158. Fast Sinusoidal Encryption
  159. Software Scanner
  160. Fast FTP Client
  161. Network Traffic Analysis
  162. Network Traffic Visualiser
  163. Internet Protocol Scanner
  164. Net Meter (Bandwidth Traffic Meter)
  165. Net Configuration Switcher
  166. Advanced System Hardware Info
  167. Live System Information
  168. Network Profiler
  169. Network Browser
  170. Quick Website Maker and Web Gallery Creator
  171. Remote PC Shutdown
  172. Serial Port Terminal
  173. Standard Encryptor
  174. Tray Minimizer
  175. Extra Tools (nmap console & win version)

That is only a partial list of stuff too! Like I said, this is probably one of the most useful pieces of free software I have seen out there. If you work in the IT field, you definitely need to take a look at this.

Do you have any all-in-one tools you use all the time? Let me know in the comments!

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