Net Force and vxUtil

There are many ways to perform network auditing and information gathering from a PC environment. These range from operating system programs like ping and Tracert (or Traceroute), to more extensive and insidious tools like the infamous Nmap. However, the iPAQ and other handheld computers suffer from a severe shortage of these types of built-in programs. At least they did, until a couple of feature packed-network information programs were released.

The names of these programs are Net Force and vxUtil. They are both useful, and each has features the other doesn’t include. By using these programs together, you have at your disposal the equivalent of an operating system’s range of networking tools. The following is a breakdown ...

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