X-NetStat displays information on your current Internet and/or network connections, much like the console netstat.exe program, but in a graphical interface. These connections are established each time you visit a web page, send an ICQ message, or check your email. They also appear when outside computers attempt to connect to your machine, authorized or not. Each connection is displayed in the connection table, where you can see the address you are connected to, what ports (local and remote) are being used, the connection status, and protocol being used.
- Connection Info: Added Fast IP-to-Country Lookup
- Replaced LED blink lights with bandwidth-sensitive transmission bars
- Process Info: Added File Size, MD5, Digital Signature Info, Improved UI, added File Properties Button
- Tools Menu: Added Administrative Tools and Windows Firewall
- New DOS Commands: Added tasklist, tasklist /SVC
- Can now use mouse wheel to scroll Connection Info, Process Info
- After IP or Domain Lookup, WHOIS results now get immediate focus, so you can mouse-scroll
- Added Microsoft SysInternals Process Explorer integration
- Added Watch This Local Port in WireShark to right-click menu
- Rules System: Address matching is now case insensitive
- After editing rule, description now refreshes properly, and rule remains selected
- Fixed bug where changing rule match-type would not fully register
- Can now pause refreshing with "p" in addition to Ctrl-P
- Traceroute functions now handled by DOS
- Fixed bug where check-for-updates would not properly close the HTTP connection
- Removed code that executed when it shouldn't, when frmSnoopSniff was nil
- Fixed bug where columns would become offset when Sniffer was turned off (lvdata)
- Logging: Starting and stopping of recording now prefixed by command "Start" or "Stop" to preserve formatting
- Add Expires, Application Data Path, and GeoIP Status to System Info
- Manifest file now forces Run as Admin in Vista and above. This may be temporary, it is to ensure that packet sniffing works
Reviewing 5.5 Beta 3 (Apr 19, 2007)
beta 3 won't start for limited/restricted user, maybe because it is trying to write to program files directory (logs folder), maybe because my licence is expired (but it will at least start for Administrator).
coding practice for NT systems from year 1996 (if I remember correctly says):
"you won't write to program files any data except when installing application. It is a holy grail don't touch directory as is Windows folder."
it is year 2007 :/
As everyone knows, APPDATA (and others) is "our folder" to write logs, as is ALLUSERSPROFILE when istalling shortcuts (not just for the single user who is installing X-Netstat).
At least give an option to install it for multiple users, NIS for istallation is great choice, so it is relatively easy to do.
giving it 5 because it is very solid application and because it has very low rating on betanews (it doesn't deserves it). But the error's drive me crazy, I hate application I can't use as restricted user since win2000 times :/
Reviewing 5.5 Beta 1 (Mar 8, 2007)
Hi cowgaR, I saw your post and decided to fix it. Version 5.5 Beta 2b no longer needs administrator privileges to run. Let me know how it works for you. BetaNews should update the version in a short while .. Also, I just tried TCP View and it does not detect the applications behind connections in Windows Vista. Beta 2 now does this :)
Reviewing 5.5 Beta 1 (Jan 11, 2007)
I was wrong at giving it 5 after few day usage, need to correct it as I would give it 3.
I wonder how a bad coder you must be if your application isn't working for a restricted user..
because X Netstat isn't working at all, SQL2005, VS2005 or ANY application I use do not have a problem with it, stuck with TCP View from Microsoft ;)) for a while...
Reviewing 5.5 Beta 1 (Jan 11, 2007)
This one gets the almost impossible to get from me 5.
Best in it's class even at 30 bucks.
Reviewing 5.5 Alpha 1 (Nov 29, 2006)
The best of its kind, what more can I say?
As to beeing commercial, maybe that is the way of beeing on the top for so long ;)
in other words, TCP View from sysinternals is a nice gui for netstat -a, but it is a really simple simplified simplistic minimalistic application ;) compared to this...
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