Why are your fingers in your ears?

You are concerned that an unauthorized file sharing service is running on one of your Windows machines. Which one of these utilities can help you understand which services have opened ports on your computer?

A) tracert

B) ping

C) netstat

D) ipconfig

E) I’m sure it’s nothing

The answer: C) netstat

The netstat utility can provide a lot of information about your network connectivity, including the executable and process IDs associated with your network communication. The -b flag will show executable names, and the -o flag identifies the process IDs.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

There are many network troubleshooting tools available at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use tools such as ping, tracert, nslookup, netstat, and many others.