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    Question Coolest Utilities You Use At Work

    I was just wondering what cool utilities all of you out there use at work to help do your job better. There's one utility here at work that is pretty cool, it's called blat. We use blat here at work within scripts to email our notification email addresses for the sys. admins. This of course is a windows utility. So post your coolest little utilites that you couldn't live without at work along with the web link so that we can all share in their usefulness.

    Hyena is another one that windows admins should check out. It is a all-in-one admin tool for windows administrators. It gives the user a one window view to all the NT Domain resources.

    Program - BLAT
    Web Link - http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/blat.html
    Used as a command line smtp email agent

    Program - Hyena
    Web Link - http://www.systemtools.com/hyena

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    Re: Coolest Utilities You Use At Work

    Originally posted here by d0ppelg@nger
    I was just wondering what cool utilities all of you out there use at work to help do your job better. There's one utility here at work that is pretty cool, it's called blat. We use blat here at work within scripts to email our notification email addresses for the sys. admins. This of course is a windows utility. So post your coolest little utilites that you couldn't live without at work along with the web link so that we can all share in their usefulness.

    Hyena is another one that windows admins should check out. It is a all-in-one admin tool for windows administrators. It gives the user a one window view to all the NT Domain resources.

    Program - BLAT
    Web Link - http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/blat.html
    Used as a command line smtp email agent

    Program - Hyena
    Web Link - http://www.systemtools.com/hyena
    I very much agree about Hyena! It's REALLY a wonderfull tool! Not that you can't do the same things without it, but everything is regrouped at one place, in a well designed/logical manner. Once you've tried it, it's hard to go without it!

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    Another Good Hyena Equivalent

    Another good NT Domain Admin utiltity is from DameWare. It's as good or better than Hyena in some respects.

    http://www.dameware.com/

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    Well I am more of a linux kinda guy myself since I am a unix sysadmin but as far as windows tools go, I like

    gvim --http://www.vim.org/
    windows vi editor port
    servers alive --http://www.woodstone.nu/salive/
    check status of network services
    daSniff --http://demosten.com/dasniff/
    sniffing packets from rules that are set (useful for troubleshooting network problems)

    That's a few tools I find useful for windows.
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    My most important tool on windows is putte.exe so i can connect to my linux servers.

    My most important tool on linux is SUDO, as it makes life for an admin very easy. Also another important tool is vi. I use it on a daily basis. And not to forget ssh. These are my most important everday tools.

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    I was not wanting to restrict utilities to just the windows OS. *NIX utilities are fair game also....

    Some other utilities that are a must for *nix admins.

    NMap - Port Scanner
    http://www.insecure.org/

    Nessus - Security Scanner
    http://www.nessus.com/

    Kismet - Wireless AP Sniffer
    http://www.kismetwireless.net/

    SWATCH - Simple Log Watcher (One of many excellent log watchers for *nix)
    http://swatch.sourceforge.net/

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    Yeah i gotta agree there, Nmap is a quality program. And insecure.org is an excellent website.

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    While we are on the subject (sorta) on NMap i was reading a paper at insecure.org today on idle-scanning it is interesting none the less so here a link http://www.insecure.org/nmap/idlescan.html

    NetCat is also a cool tool and hping2 is a cool packet genarator, Don (i think it was Don)wrote a really good tutorial on hping2 search the forms if you would like a read at it
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    Due to early diagnosis and monitoring the status of our WAN I use Scotty/Tkined running on a dedicated Linux-Box since a couple of years. Have a look here: http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~schoenw/scotty/

    And @instronics I use putty.exe everyday too.

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