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Which of these utilities can identify the application that is sending network traffic from your computer?

A) netstat

B) traceroute

C) ipconfig

D) nbtstat

E) I use a big magnifying glass to watch the network cable

The answer: A) netstat

The netstat command can show many different network statistics, including open ports, active connections, and the binary files that are communicating over the network.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting at the Command Line.”

A large portion of network troubleshooting can be done at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use the ping, ipconfig, tracert, netstat, nbtstat, and net commands.