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 DNS Utilities for Windows 2000

Our Top Picks:   

AY Spy Size: 187K Shareware: $19.95
AY Spy lets you track anyone on the Internet. If you wonder who is hiding behind the domain name, e-mail address, or IP number, AY Spy will find this out for you in seconds. You do not need to know what protocols to use and what servers to query - AY Spy does all the job for you. All you need to do is just type the text of your query, and AY Spy will do all its best to find as much information as possible using various queries to different Internet registration databases. AY Spy is extremely easy to use and provides friendly point-and-click interface that lets you receive as much details on the subject as possible. Unlike most other applications of its kind, AY Spy works not only for US domains, but for all others domains registered throughout the world. It uses a proprietary database to direct queries to more than 30 different servers all around the world, which lets you obtain the most accurate and up to date information. Member of WUGNET Shareware Hall of Fame
DNS Expert Size: 2.7Mb Shareware: $99.00
A Powerful DNS Diagnostic Utility which features comprehensive DNS verification and problem diagnosis, Ping, Traceroute and DNS Query, preventive maintenance via zone health checks, crucial security testing, immediate and clear solutions to DNS problems, ultimate reliability of zones, and fast scanning of zones. DNS Expert also analyzes all DNS servers regardless of operating system! Install the application on a PC or Mac and you can analyze DNS records on all running versions of BIND (v4.x and v8.x) and all other common domain name servers for UNIX, Linux, NT, Mac OS or any other operating systems.

NetPeek Size: 2.5Mb Shareware: $25.00
Are you a Windows NT Administrator, Unix Administrator, Network Administrator or any/all of these titles working in an overwhelmingly large, heterogeneous network? Do you find yourself looking for a way to find out what type of system a host is, or who is logged on to a particular PC, or even trying to match an Ethernet address to an IP address? NetPeek is your answer. Features of NetPeek include: Ping Response, DNS Lookups, Ethernet Address Lookups, Network Interface Lookups, Limited host profiling via FTP, Microsoft Networking Lookups, Microsoft Networking User Lookups (via local file)

PCS Network Tools Size: 1.4Mb Shareware: $15.00
A collection of essential network diagnostic tools that find the IP Address or Hostname of a certain host, scan a range of IP Addresses to find their Hostnames, Ping a remote host to determine response time, TraceRoute to a remote host to list and time each 'hop' in the connection, Finger to list users logged on at a particular host, and scan host ports to determine what services are provided. The suite also displays the hostname, IP addresses, adapters installed, MAC addresses, and Winsock Stack version and location for the local host. A tabbed interface allows quick switching between tools. To minimize typing, the Hostnames and IP Addresses entered in any tool are added to a history list that can be reused in any other tool in the suite. The output from all of the tools in the suite can be saved to a text file for printing, diagnosis, or future reference. An extensive help file is included that provides an overview of network diagnosis and fully documents each utility and its use. This utility provides all of the most popular network utilities in one easy-to-use and integrated suite! Member of WUGNET Shareware Hall of Fame
OstroSoft Internet Tools Size: 4.75Mb Shareware $25.00
OstroSoft Internet Tools is integrated set of network information utilities. It is intended for use by network, domain and systems administrators, network security professionals, Internet users and everyone who wants to know more about network and Internet. Tools include a domain scanner, port scanner, ping, traceroute, DNS host resolver, NetStat, and more. It helps to find hidden resources on network. It reveals security holes and helps to fix it. It is fast, reliable and user-friendly. And it is getting better with every release. OstroSoft Internet Tools is not intended for hacking purposes, malicious attacks on networks and systems connected to the network, and other unlawful actions.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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