Manual Pages for TCP/IP Tools man tcp/ip

I can never remember these tools.

These work in Win2K. Other Operating Systems vary.

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ftp [ip number / machine name] <enter>
File Transfer Protocol.

netstat [options] <enter>
Reports on all your TCP and UDP ports

ping [ip number / machine name] <enter>
Touches a location and reports back with lots of information.
Some servers, like CompuServe, have ping turned off. This is fairly unusual.

telnet [ip number / machine name] <enter>
Opens a terminal window on the target machine.
It looks just like you logged in locally.

tracert [ip number / machine name] <enter>
Trace Route. Goes to the target machine and reports how it
got there.