Viewing netstat information

Though the netstat command line tool is no substitute for full-blown systems monitoring software, it provides good, quick network information on demand.

The netstat command line tool displays information about network connections, such as protocols, IP addresses and other network statistics. Though it is no substitute for full-blown systems monitoring software, it provides good, quick information on demand.

When you call the netstat information window, it closes immediately as soon as it's done typing the proto/address..etc. Here is how to call the netstat information window and keep it open until you're finished with it.

From your Windows Desktop...
Select: Start> then Run>

The following box will be displayed:

netstat screenshot 1

Type "cmd" and click on OK netstat screenshot 2

Type "cmd" and click on OK netstat screenshot 3 This window will stay open until you type QUIT. You can enter netstat from this window and browse through the output using the windows scroll bar.

This was first published in December 2007

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