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This page lists various network tools. ping and ip are covered by Network configuration.


Traceroute is a tool to display the path of packets across an IP network.

There are several implementations available:

http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ || mtr, mtr-gtk


See also Wikipedia:Netcat.

  • GNU Netcat — GNU rewrite of netcat, the network piping application.
http://netcat.sourceforge.net/ || gnu-netcat
  • openbsd-netcat — TCP/IP swiss army knife. OpenBSD variant.
https://packages.debian.org/sid/netcat-openbsd || openbsd-netcat
  • libressl-netcat — Low level UDP/TCP connection tool with support for TLS protocol.
https://www.libressl.org || libressl-netcatAUR

A more complex alternative is socat.


See also Wikipedia:WHOIS.

  • whois — Intelligent WHOIS client.
https://github.com/rfc1036/whois || whois
  • jwhois — An Internet Whois client
https://www.gnu.org/software/jwhois/ || jwhoisAUR


Arch Linux does not have inetd but you can instead use systemd or xinetd (xinetd).

See also