If you are using UNIX-based system, working with the console or just writing shell scripts, below you find useful information that is presented in the form of short tips.

Here they are:

• finding host/domain name and IP address - hostname
• test network connection – ping
• getting network configuration – ifconfig
• Network connections, routing tables, interface statistics – netstat
• query DNS lookup name – nslookup
• communicate with other hostname – telnet
• outing steps that packets take to get to network host – traceroute
• view user information – finger
• checking status of destination host - telnet
Siera 21 january 2012, 16:19