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    by Serge Ter

    NETINFO IS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL KIT AND NETWORK INFORMATION VIEWER UTILITY.

    NETINFO - A COLLECTION OF 15 NETWORK TOOLS, ORGANIZED AS INDEPENDENT WINDOWS, TO ALLOW NETWORK ADMINISTRATORS, WEBMASTERS, AND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ISOLATE FAULTS, PROCESS DIAGNOSTIC DATA AND INCREASE INTERNAL NETWORK SECURITY.

    When you install a network or start to work in the Internet or your intranet, it becomes clear to find monitoring and management software ASAP. Why? Because of possible delays or bottlenecks of Internet traffic. The number of applications is a blessing, given the fact that every company and every sysadmin have different needs, which would make a one-size-fits-all approach difficult to implement.

    Most network software comes with some level of monitoring and management capability, but often IT departments appreciate being able to choose different features. Here is a rescue wand - NetInfo. This multifunctional application analyzes your connection and various aspects of the Internet in order to isolate potential pitfalls. Once it determines where the problem lies, NetInfo provides you with a whole slew of tools that help you solve it. If the problem lies beyond your realm of control and you don't know whom to contact about it, NetInfo will give you a name, e-mail address and phone number. Instead of gathering the information about a host and the Internet route to it manually, you just enter a hostname and click Start. NetInfo does the rest for you. By the way, it allows finding spammers, tracing hackers, hunting mailers and porno promoters.

    There are some key features of the program:

    * Allows to you quickly verify network connectivity to another IP address on the network * Displays a list of routers between your system and the destination system * Displays information about users currently logged on to a specified server * Scans host names for a particular range of IP addresses and displays the state of each address * Lists the available network services - HTTP, Telnet, DNS, SMTP, etc. - for a particular host * Multi platform: one installation runs on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 * Developed in C++ for maximum efficiency

    If your website, a client's site, a mail server or some other Internet point is having trouble, it's up to NetInfo tools to fix it. You've never been in as much control of your and your clients' Internet experience as when you own NetInfo. It becomes possible to retrieve and debug an HTML for a specific page on the Web. Each module in this integrated set of Internet tools is a superbly fast and visual aid to any user of the Internet, and Intranet, or a home network center.

    With the below-mentioned 15 tools any user will get in touch with his inner NetAdmin geek:

    1. Local Info - this tool allows to obtain information about local host and currently active version of the Windows Sockets. 2. Connections - this tool allows to obtain information about current TCP/IP connections. 3. Ping - this tool allows to verify connectivity to a particular device on your network. 4. Trace - this tool allows to obtain the list of gateways between your computer and a particular device. 5. Lookup - this tool allows to obtain information on host names and IP addresses. 6. Finger - this tool allows to obtain information about all users on a network host. 7. Whois - this tool allows to obtain information on names from the Network Information Center. 8. Daytime - this tool allows to obtain local time of the day at another network host's location. 9. Time - this tool allows to obtain precise time value from a remote Timeserver and to synchronize your local system clock. 10. Quote - this tool allows to view quotations from a remote Quote server. 11. HTML - this tool allows to obtain full header information and the page data from a Web server. 12. Scanner - this tool allows to scan all host names in a specified range of IP addresses and to verify host status for each IP address. 13. Services - this tool allows to verify a host for available network services. 14. E-mail - this tool allows to verify an e-mail address. 15. Web Center - this tool allows tool to find the most useful tools, how-tos, tips, and news available online.

    Who Needs NetInfo? * Network administrators. * ISPs and their customers. * Law enforcement agencies - helpful in tracking ownership and real location of various Internet sites. * OEM software manufacturers who are interested in a reliable toolkit to be distributed with their own software. * Companies who need an easy-to-use toolkit on every Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 computer. * Anyone who uses Internet, corporate intranet, or TCP/IP LAN. And a few words about the developer. Incorporated in early 2003 and headquartered in Haifa, Israel, Tsarfin Computing is a privately held company specializing in network diagnostic and monitoring software. Except for NetInfo the company's product family includes IPMonitor, this network monitoring solution allows monitoring any networked device on the Internet, corporate intranet, or TCP/IP LAN and receiving alerts immediately via audible alarm, message, e-mail, or third-party software when a connection fails. These products may be found in businesses all over the world, including a large number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as in use of smaller ventures and private customers.

    www.tsarfin.com

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