Web Trace Tools

Anchor Link 3d Traceroute
License: Free – Pro 23,95 EUR Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
Version: – Released: 2010-09-05 Windows: 2000, XP
File Size: 2.2 MB Portable
“Replace all your ugly ping plotters and traceroute programs with a full blown three dimensional traceroute program. Features: 3d traceroute display, multiple graphics modification options; statistic-window with min, max, average, standard deviation; Whois query; history-window with destination ping time; record and playback: record any trace and playback step by step; and the browser is built in.
“The PRO version offers some exclusive additional features: Globus Trace; Trace types: ICMP, UDP and TCP; TOS Modification; High Resolution Timing; Fast Ping Setting; Pop3 Mailbox Peeker; eMail Open Relay Tester; SSH Telnet Client; IP-Route Portscanner; Timeout Notification.”
Anchor Link All NetTools
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
“The most useful tools available online, discussion forums, security news, online library, and much more! Online Environmental Variables Test, Proxy Test, NsLookup, Ping, TraceRoute, and SmartWhois.”
Anchor Link Better Whois
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
What’s Wrong With WHOIS?
“The domain business has been deregulated… For the first time, many different domain registrars are granting domain names. But there is a problem, the standard WHOIS domain search used on thousands of web sites is no longer accurate. Why? Because each domain registrar now keeps their own WHOIS database which doesn’t include domains registered by competing registrars.
“In this changing system of increased competition and new registrars, the only way to get an absolutely accurate domain report is to:
¤ lookup the domain in the shared domain registry
¤ locate which registrar has reserved the name
¤ visit and query that registrar’s database for the correct information
“BetterWhois.com does this for you instantly.”
Anchor Link CountryTraceRoute
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-10
Version: 1.16 – Released: 2013-04-10 Windows: 2000 and up to 8
File Size: 471 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“CountryTraceRoute is a Traceroute utility, similar to the tracert tool of Windows, but with graphical user interface, and it’s also much faster than tracert of Windows. CountryTraceRoute also displays the country of the owner of every IP address found in the Traceroute.
“After the Traceroute is completed, you can select all items (Ctrl+A) and then save them into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file with ‘Save Selected Items’ option (Ctrl+S) or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste the result into Excel or other spreadsheet application.”
Anchor Link Domain Dossier
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
“Investigate domains and IP addresses.”
Anchor Link HyperTrace
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
Version: 2.03 – Released: 2009-04-07 Windows: 95 thru 7
File Size: 334 KB
“AnalogX HyperTrace is a GUI version of traceroute, which shows you the route that information travels from your machine to another machine on the Internet. It displays each hop, machine name, machine response time, and the route TTL. If you’re a system admin, or even just an interested user, AnalogX HyperTrace is a great tool to give you both information about your connection, as well as spot problem areas in your connection.”
Anchor Link IP Address Locator
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
“An online tool to assist Internet users locate the geographical location of an IP Address. Just enter the IP address and the Geographic location is returned.”
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License: Free for occasional private use Last Reviewed: 2011-12-23
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2011-12-20 Windows: NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 2.9 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Atelier Web IP Locator (AWIPLOC) is an invaluable network tool. Enter IP addresses to retrieve information including country, city, ISP, and start / end IP addresses. You can enter up to 100 IP addresses and search for them. The resulting information is useful for locating Internet visitors or sites that send spyware. It’s also for producing localized content, redirecting visitors, analyzing raw Web logs, and producing spam-filtering software. Even use it to learn about IP addresses and the information they provide.
“Atelier Web – IP Locator is both an application and an automation server that allows you to instantly retrieve the geographical location of any IP addresses by accessing our giant 1100 MB databases.”
Anchor Link IPNetInfo
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-23
Version: 1.45 – Released: 2013-04-20 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 55 KB Portable
“IPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IP address: The owner of the IP address, the country/state name, IP addresses range, contact information (address, phone, fax, and email), and more.
“This utility can be very useful for finding the origin of unsolicited mail. You can simply copy the message headers from your email software and paste them into IPNetInfo utility. IPNetInfo automatically extracts all IP addresses from the message headers, and displays the information about these IP addresses.
“Note: On a firewall, you should allow outgoing connections to port 43.”
Anchor Link Karen’s WhoIs
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
Version: 2.6.6 – Released: 2007-07-30 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.4 MB
“Query the 200+ top-level domain registries and Regional Internet Registries around the world, and returns information about Internet sites. Information available includes owner of domain name, and often owner’s mailing address, email address, phone number, and fax number.”
Anchor Link Sam Spade
License: Free Last Reviewed: 2012-03-24
Version: 1.14 – Released: 2005-01-15 Windows: 9x, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.8 MB
“The fight against spammers can sometimes seem a losing battle, but every now and then there are tools to give you a glimmer of hope. Sam Spade is a network-query tool that can help you locate bulk mailers and maybe even make them answer for their transgressions.
“Many server-finding tools, such as nslookup, whois, and traceroute, have been previously available, but only from a command line. Sam Spade lets you use these tools from a graphical interface, and information found with one tool can be queried using another. Its SMTP Verify tool helps you check on the validity of an e-mail address, which is good for finding out if mail is being sent from that address or forwarded from another address to cover the spammer’s tracks.”
[ Note that this product is no longer maintained; Ed. ]
Anchor Link SmartWhois
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-19
Version: 5.1.268 – Released: 2012-09-19 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 6.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“SmartWhois is a useful network information utility that allows you to look up all the available information about an IP address, hostname or domain, including country, state or province, city, name of the network provider, administrator and technical support contact information. It helps you find answers to these important questions:
♦ Who is the owner of the domain?
♦ When was the domain registered and what is the owner’s contact information?
♦ Who is the owner of the IP address block?
“With SmartWhois you can focus on your work; the program will unmistakably choose the right database from over 60 whois databases all over the world and fetch the most complete results within a few seconds.”
Anchor Link VisualRoute
License: Lite is Free – PE is Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-29
Version: 14.0l – Released: 2011-11-30 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 4.36 MB
“VisualRoute Lite Edition is free for home users to test their Internet connectivity. Get an instant analysis of your Internet connection performance, locate the source of poor network response time (or latency), poor connection quality caused by packet loss, and identify the ISP responsible, and determine if slow performance is due to your ISP or a problem on the Internet.
“VisualRoute Personal Edition is for non-technical users that want to perform connectivity testing of Internet connections or get more information about an IP address or website.
¤ Analyzes Internet/Intranet connectivity
¤ Locates the source of poor network response time (latency)
¤ Determine if slow performance is due to your ISP or a problem on the Internet
¤ Identify the geographical location of web servers and IP addresses
¤ Trace IPv6 addresses with full VisualRoute reporting”
Anchor Link WhoisThisDomain
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-25
Version: 1.97 – Released: 2013-04-23 Windows: 2000 up to Windows 8
File Size: 53 KB Portable
“This utility allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name, and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain. It support both generic domains and country code domains.
“When running WhoisThisDomain utility, the Choose Domains window appears. You can type a single domain, or multiple domains separated by commas, space characters, or enter characters. After pressing the ‘OK’ button, WhoisThisDomain start to retrieve the WHOIS records for the domains that you typed.
“This utility doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just put the executable file (WhoisTD.exe) anywhere you like, and run it.”
Anchor Link Win32Whois
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-01-18
Version: 0.9.15 – Released: 2010-08-01 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 22.2 KB Portable
“Win32Whois is a free, small and efficient tool that lets you retrieve registration information for a particular domain or website. It takes URL, hostname or IP address and will generate a detailed report listing all the available technical and contact information it can find. The generated report can be saved as a file or used to track down website owners, administrators or spammers.”
Anchor Link WinTrace
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-15
Version: 1.3.3595 – Released: 2011-01-30 Windows: All
File Size: 647 KB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
“Traceroute program; useful to view the routing information of a Web site (informations displayed: IP address, response time, hostname and country). Enter a Web address or a valid host name, e.g. http://www.google.com or google.com, or a valid IP address, e.g.”