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Author Topic: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store  (Read 4973 times)

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Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:17:52 PM »

This multifunction network tools app is like a swiss army knife for sysadmins but one important feature that it has, which is not so obvious, is a whole set of security tests for vulnerabilities in routers (or servers too poss) which can alert you to the possibility of exploits.

It isn't a malware scanner afaik - I don't know yet whether or not it can spot routers that have already been compromised in certain ways. Of course tampering can open backdoors and one malware instance can open the door for other species, so it might spot evidence of existing compromise too late indirectly, by seeing doors left open or spotting config changes.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 08:36:54 AM »

Thanks so much for this Weaver. I've just purchased it and had my first look around it this morning. So far so good - it's a very nice design, very user-friendly and seems to provide a plethora of tools. For a not so experienced person like myself, this is also pretty nice to use. :)
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 06:15:18 PM »

He seems like a good guy, the developer, and he's put an enormous amount of work in, for relatively little reward, so I'd like people to recommend him if you find this useful. Has the odd crash, mind, so I hope there is a crash dump collection facility available to him, but I don't know anything about the usual such facilities that tend to be found in iOS. Does any one know about ios system and app event logs and remote crash dump uploads?
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 07:32:31 PM »

is "net toolbox" the exact name? I found something with the same name on android, but it is not what you describe.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 09:28:19 PM »

I just rechecked the Apple App Store, where it is spelled NetworkToolbox, by Marcus Roskosch, title is all one word, no hyphen. I was inaccurate when I did the original post.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 09:55:34 PM »

is an app with same name on android which I already and is useful, but not the same one as yours, so I guess he has only made an iphone app. :)
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 12:13:31 AM »

btw I went back and tweaked the title of the first post to correct the inaccuracy, in case later readers are confused.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 12:26:10 AM »

Using the forum tools that are available to me, I have now adjusted the Subject Line for all of the posts.  :)
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 03:21:08 AM »

BTW naughty bug discovered, which is in the process of being fixed. If you trace route using this app to either a literal ipv6 address or to a domain name that resolves only to an ipv6 address then the app just sits there and produces no output. In the case of a domain name that resolves to ipv4 addresses or ipv4 and ipv6 addresses then it works, on one of the ipv4 addresses (but which one?) only.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 08:52:39 AM »

This excellent app was upgraded to have IPv6 support a good while ago now. It also has a switch so the user can choose IPv6 or IPv4 in ping and traceroute.

Have suggested that it also could have an auto option, driven by DNS A vs AAAA responses or parsing numeric addresses.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2018, 11:57:03 PM »

The app has also been renamed Network Toolbox (two words) on the Apple App Store.
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Re: Useful app - NetworkToolbox - on app store
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »

So indeed it has, but for some reason searches with that form did not work for me and only searches under the other form worked.
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