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Using Netstat and Tracert in the CMD

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#1 MrGreenJeans


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

Hello there.
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, if not please feel free to tell me / move the thread.
I was reading around in the tutorials section and came across the usages for Netstat and Tracert. I've been messing around with them recently just because I want to learn more about my computer but I guess I don't understand the tracert feature. I can't seem to make it work. I go to the comman prompt (Start>Run>cmd. I'm not sure if this is the right command window) and I use netstat to get the foreign IP, but I can't seem to complete a tracert. It just says Unable to resolve target system name or whatever I put in. I also tried server name and a combination of the two but I guess I just don't understand. If anyone could point me in the direction of a good tutorial or a how to course that would be a great help.

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#2 pivotraze


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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:54 PM


I do not know much about netstat, but tracert runs okay with me

type tracert (URL)

so i did such:
tracert www.bleepingcomputer.com

When tracing to a website, make SURE to include the www

it will give to a trace to the website:
Mine to www.bleepingcomputer.com has 18 hops.

These dont do much, so i dont use them
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