4.2. Identifying Network Utilities and Their Output

Now that we have discussed the general function and use of each of the most common network utilities, you may be wondering what you should be looking for when you use each of the utilities. Each utility has a specific purpose and an expected output of which you should be aware. In other words, if you know what you are looking for in the output, then you can spot a detail that doesn't seem to fit and that could indicate a problem.

4.2.1. Critical Information

You should be able to identify the output from each of the main network utilities as having originated from that utility. In addition, you should be able to interpret the output of the most common network utilities and spot inconsistencies ...

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