NWPS Logo

Search  Search Site Become a Facebook Fan Follow us on Twitter NetScanTools Blog NetScanTools YouTube Channel
Technical Details
Home Products Download Social Media Support Contact us About us Search SiteMap
  NetScanToolsŪ Pro
NetScanToolsŪ LE
NetScanToolsŪ Basic
NetScanToolsŪ Std
Switch Port Mapping Tool
IPv6ScopeFinder
ipPulse
Videos
Product Pricing
How to Buy
Resellers
Distributors
Freeware
Press Resources
Newsletters
 
 
  NetScanTools Pro Technical Details and Screenshots
are accessed from this page. Please select a tool or feature from the grid at the right.
 

 

  Demo
Get the NetScanTools Pro demo here.
 

 



- Last Review: May 5, 2014

Get detailed information about the tools and utilities in NetScanTools Pro.

Select a tool category, then review the tools.

Home > NetScanTools Pro > Technical Details

Tools designed to talk directly to a DNS

  • DNS Tools - Core
    This is a core or basic set of DNS Tools. Use them to retrieve specific records like, A, MX, or AAAA (IPv6) records from any accessible DNS. Includes NSLOOKUP, DiG, DiG +trace, Get Basic DNS Records, Zone Transfer. Simple Query to lookup hostname to IPv4 or IPv6 address, DNS Cache Flush and a Hosts File Editor.
  • DNS Tools - Advanced
    These tools are designed to do special things that require several steps and/or settings changes if you were to do them manually using DNS Tools - Core. Auth Serial Check looks at authoritative DNS serial numbers to make sure they are synced, DNS Software Version shows the version of DNS being used, DNS Verify checks the IPv4 to hostname to IPv4 mapping, IP Drilldown shows the authoritative DNS for each level of an IPv4 address, ENUM talks with servers to locate SIP information, SPF/Domain Keys gets those records for a domain, DNS List Speed Test shows how fast a DNS can lookup a list of IPv4 addresses or hostnames, IP or Hostname to ASN finds the Autonomous System Number for an IPv4/IPv6 address or hostname, and VOIP or Misc SRV Records retrieves a set of SRV records for a domain.
  • DNS Tools - Batch Queries
    A list oriented tool for rapidly retrieving IPv4 addresses or hostnames. It can also do DNS validation where it looks at both the forward and reverse lookups for an IPv4 address. This tool uses either your default operating system DNS or a specific DNS of your choosing.

ARP Tools

ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is used for IPv4.

  • ARP Cache
    Lets you view and edit your computer's ARP Cache (ARP Table).
  • ARP Ping
    Sends ARP Packets to a specific IPv4/MAC address on your LAN. Shows response time and any duplicate IP addresses. Shows timing chart.
  • ARP Scan
    Sends ARP packets to every IPv4 address within range of IPs on your LAN. Shows all active devices, firewalled or not.
  • Duplicate IP Scanner
    Scan your subnet for duplicate IPv4 addresses being shared by two or more devices.
  • Promiscuous Mode Scanner
    Actively scans your subnet or LAN for computers or devices with the network interfaces set in Promiscuous Mode. It indicates devices possibly capturing packets.

Active and Passive Discovery Tools

  • ARP Scan
    Actively sends ARP packets to every IPv4 address within range of IPs on your LAN. Shows all active devices, firewalled or not.
  • Connection Detection
    Passively listens for incoming connections to your computer's TCP/UDP ports. Logs connection attempts.
  • DHCP Server Discovery
    Actively looks for DHCPv4 servers on each network attached to your computer.
  • Duplicate IP Scanner
    Scan your subnet for duplicate IPv4 addresses being shared by two or more devices.
  • Network Shares - SMB
    Actively uses SMB/CIFS/NetBIOS protocols to find computers in a workgroup. (formerly called NetBIOS Info - Basic)
  • Network Routing Visualizer
    Actively uses traceroute to find the routes taken by packets to a list of targets. Shows the results in a tree format. (formerly called Net Topography)
  • Packet Capture
    Passively listens to network traffic on a selected interface and records it in a file for review.
  • Passive Discovery
    Passively listens to network traffic on your LAN and shows which computers are talking.
  • Ping - Enhanced
    Actively uses ICMP, TCP, or UDP to find active devices. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6. Shows timing chart.
  • Ping Scanner (also called NetScanner)
    Actively scans a range of IPv4 addresses looking for responses. The range can be on your LAN or across the internet. Shows timing chart.
  • Port Scanner
    Actively scans a computer or other device for open TCP or UDP ports.
  • Promiscuous Mode Scanner
    Actively scans your subnet or LAN for computers or devices with the network interfaces set in Promiscuous Mode. It indicates devices possibly capturing packets.
  • RPC Info
    Actively communicates with *nix Portmapper service.
  • SNMP Scanner
    Actively scans a range of IP addresses for devices with active SNMP v1 or v2c.
  • System Info - SMB
    Actively uses SMB/CIFS/NetBIOS to communicate with a device and show a number of parameters. (formerly called NetBIOS Info - Advanced)
  • Traceroute
    Actively uses ICMP, TCP, or UDP to find the route taken by packets to a device. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6. Shows timing chart.
  • Traceroute - Graphical
    Actively uses ICMP to constantly find the route taken by packets to a device and gather statistics about packet loss and timing. The cumulative timing is shown in a real time chart. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

Ping and Traceroute Tools

These tools rely on ICMP and ICMPv6 replies from devices to establish their presence.

  • Graphical Ping
    Monitors the ping response time of a device over time using ICMPv4 packets. Graph shows response time vs. elapsed time.
  • Network Routing Visualizer
    Uses traceroute to find the routes taken by packets to a list of targets. Shows the results in a tree format. (formerly called Net Topography)
  • Ping Scanner (also called NetScanner)
    Actively scans a range of IPv4 addresses looking for responses. The range can be on your LAN or across the internet. Shows timing chart.
  • Ping - Enhanced
    Uses ICMPv4, TCP, UDP and ICMPv6 packets to find devices and show the response time to our packets. Shows timing chart.
  • Traceroute
    Uses ICMP, TCP, or UDP to find the route taken by packets to a device. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6. Shows timing chart.
  • Traceroute - Graphical
    Actively uses ICMP to constantly find the route taken by packets to a device and gather statistics about packet loss and timing. The cumulative timing is shown in a real time chart. Supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

Packet Crafting, Flooding and Capture Tools

These tools are used to send packets from your computer to another device.

  • Packet Generator
    Craft and send IPv4 TCP, UDP, ICMP, CDP, ARP/RARP, RAW packets with full control over ethernet packet header parameters to any target. Scripting is available.
  • Packet Flooder
    This is a UDP Traffic Generator that sends as many UDP packets as possible to a target. Randomizes UDP port and payload length. Supports IPv4 and IPv6.

Packet Capturing Tools

These tools are used to passively listen to incoming network packets.

  • Packet Capture
    Passively listens to network traffic on a selected interface and records it in a file for review.
  • Passive Discovery
    Passively listens to network traffic on your LAN and shows which computers are talking.

Email Tools

These tools are used to work with email SMTP servers.

  • Email Validate
    Checks the validity of email addresses by talking with SMTP servers. Helps answer the question "Is this a real email address?"
  • Real time Blacklist Check
    Contacts Real time Black List database servers using DNS to find out if an IP address is known for generating spam.
  • SMTP Server Tests
    Use to send test email through SMTP servers. Supports plaintext and STARTTLS modes. Relay test tool does 17 common relay tests without actually sending email.

SNMP Tools

These tools are used to work with SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) versions 1, 2c and 3.

  • SNMP Core
    A set of tools for working with MIBs and OIDs. Walk, WalkBulk, Get, GetNext, GetBulk, Set, Get Status, MIB Descriptions and OID conversion to and from a MIB. Add your own MIBS in SNMP Advanced.
  • SNMP Advanced
    Displays list of load mib as a list, OID dump or a text tree. Add a new MIB, Routing Table Report, ARP Cache Report, Listening Ports Report, System Info Report.
  • SNMP Scanner
    This tool looks across a range of IP addresses for devices with active SNMP. Launched from SNMP Advanced.
  • SNMP Dictionary Attack
    This tool uses brute force dictionary lookup techniques to find the community name for devices suspected of running SNMP v1 or SNMP v2c. Launched from SNMP Advanced.

Local Computer Tools

Tools that provide information about your computer.

Network Reference Tools

These tools are useful for reference by a network engineer.

  • Country to IPv4, IPv6 or ASN
    Finds the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses or ASNs assigned to a country.
  • IP Address to Country
    Finds the physical location of IPv4 addresses at the country level.
  • RFC Reference
    A reference library of RFCs (request for comment memos) used to describe protocols accessed by this program.
  • Service Lookup
    Lookup TCP/UDP port numbers using the local services database.
  • Subnet Calculator
    A tool network engineers use to calculate IPv4 subnet mask parameters.
  • Whois
    A whois client supporting over 70 domain extensions. Includes a rwhois protocol client. Bulk/batch whois queries are also supported. Does domain, IPv4, IPv6 global and ASN queries to whois servers around the world.

Network Testing Tools

These are miscellaneous network testing tools.

  • OS Fingerprinting
    Experimental ICMP based method of determining a target's Operating System remotely.
  • Simple Services
    A combined Chargen, Daytime, Echo, and Quote protocol client.
  • SSL Certificate Scanner
    Scan a list of Secure Web Servers and retrieve their SSL Certificates for review. Tests for weak SSLv2 connections too.
  • TCP Term
    Simplified Telnet-like client utility.
  • Text Only Web Page Viewer
    A safe text based URL web page viewer. Shows hidden web page headers.
  • TTCP
    Test network speed using client/server methods.
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
    Remotely 'wake up' one or more sleeping computers.

Automated Test Tools

The Automated Tools accept an input, then work several manual tools for you to produce a report.

  • Automated Research
    Get a report about an IP address, hostname, domain name, email address or web URL without having to operate the manual tools.

Legacy Network Tools

The legacy tools have been here since NetScanTools started. Although the protocols they work with may no longer be supported, they are kept in case you need them.

  • Finger
    This client can check an email address by contacting a finger server -- that is, if you can still find one.
  • Simple Services
    A combined Chargen, Daytime, Echo, and Quote protocol client.

IPv6 Enabled Tools

These tools listed below support IPv6.

  • Country to IPv4, IPv6 or ASN
    Shows the IPv6 addresses assigned or allocated to a country.
  • DNS Tools - Core
    Simple Query does hostname to IPv6 address lookups and vice versa. NSLOOKUP and DiG retrieve AAAA records from DNS. Example: ipv6.google.com
  • DNS Tools - Advanced
    IP or Hostname to ASN finds the Autonomous System Number for an IPv6 address.
  • Network Interfaces and Statistics
    Shows network interface IPv6 details.
  • Network Neighbors
    Shows the IPv6 Network Neighbors table that is populated using ICMPv6 Neighborhood Discovery Protocol.
  • Packet Capture
    Can capture and identify IPv6 packet traffic.
  • Packet Flooder
    Sends as many UDP packets as possible to a target using IPv6.
  • Ping - Enhanced
    Ping devices with ICMPv6 packets and show the response time to our ping packets. Both Ping and Traceroute work with native IPv6 or tunneling methods like Teredo or 6to4.
  • Traceroute
    Supports IPv6 traceroute using ICMPv6.
  • Traceroute - Graphical
    Supports IPv6 traceroute using ICMPv6.
  • Whois
    Our whois client can lookup IPv6 Globally Unique Unicast addresses and show you who owns them.

 

Are you considering upgrading to the latest version?

Are you having trouble deciding whether it is worth it to upgrade from an earlier version of NetScanTools Pro?
Please read this discussion.

Home | About us | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Search | Site Map

Copyright 1995-2014 Northwest Performance Software, Inc.