Dec 7, 2009

Network Performance & Diagnosis

Network Performance & Diagnosis

Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell run the Sysinternals web site which provides advanced utilities, technical information, and source code related to Windows 9x, Windows Me, and Windows NT/2000 internals that you won't find anywhere else.  Our favorites are:
·       TDImon - See TCP and UDP activity in real-time with this advanced network API monitoring tool.
·       Filemon - This monitoring tool lets you see all file system activity in real-time. It works on all versions of WinNT/2K as well as Windows 9x/Me and full source is included.
Ethereal is a free network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It allows you to examine data from a live network or from a capture file on disk. You can interactively browse the capture data, viewing summary and detail information for each packet. Ethereal has several powerful features, including a rich display filter language and the ability to view the reconstructed stream of a TCP session.
Very nice and free network performance utility from netIQ. Tests include: Response Time, Throughput, Streaming, and Traceroute.

Remote Control / File Sharing Applications

I'm InTouch allows you to remotely control your PC from any computer or wireless device with Internet access. Control your PC to run any program, transfer files, and respond to Outlook e-mail. You can also troubleshoot PCs, invite remote guests to your PC to show presentations or online demos, and monitor your child's computer and Internet activities.
GoToMyPC allows you to remotely access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world through a secure, private connection. Requires installing an application on the PC to be accessed.  That PC can then be accessed via a web browser from anywhere, even behind NAT firewalls.  Priced from $10 to $30 per month for individual plans.
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It's a FREE remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. (No file transfer capability, however.)
RA (Remote-Anything) allows you to use or supervise any distant PC via a network
access, dial-up, cable, or the Internet -as if you were there- and without disturbing
distant users. Run and use any DOS and Windows program, transfer files (drag & drop),
get passwords of the distant PC, reboot, lock it up, and much more!
Much cheaper than pcAnywhere or Timbuktu at $49 for one Master and one Slave license.


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