Another great app that deserve a mention in this blog is Ping. A networking tool that most of us will find useful in our toolbox. The app afford you the opportunity to keep an eye on the performance of your Servers and Hosts. You can see their average availability in simple graphical form. Jujuba, the software vendor says they made actual TCP/IP connection to the hosts instead of the usual ICMP that is being blocked these days. I guess I’ll let Jujuba quote their own words:
Ping lets you test TCP/IP connection quality between your computer and servers both on local network and the Internet. Rather than using ICMP that is blocked by many firewalls, Jujuba Software Ping actually establishes TCP/IP connection and exchanges data with the server to measure packet loss percentage and round-trip time accurate to 0.01 milliseconds. Ping works great on both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. It allows you to ping several hosts at the same time and displays data in highly visual and intuitive manner.
This is another gem for your toolbox, and what’s more, it is Free as the air, so go get it via this link: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/b7e08c6b-7f41-4644-9b0e-787e3152b17d