Freeware tools and useful
These are the latest tools for
download. Theyíre all freeware and can be used without fear of retribution!
In most cases (when possible), Iíve included the link to the
developer/distributor website to ensure that you download the latest version
and get the most current support information. Hope these help.
Also...If you come across a bad link or have something to add/update, please
take a moment and send me a quick email.
January 14, 2007
The link to a Ethereal changed to WireShark.
May 5, 2004
The link to a TeraTerm download site was changed. The old one required a
password for access.
March 19, 2004
Link Update: The link to the RADIUS/802.1x configuration .pdf was
9300 routing switch
About: This emulator approximates
the operation of a 9300-series routing switch and, therefore, should be used
only as a study tool.
It defaults to the Foundry product name but itís the same as the firmware for
HP. The emulator is for an early version of the 07.x firmware; so, it
may not be exactly like the most current version of firmware. And, like most
emulators, it does not allow every available command...but it does a
very good job.
Important note: If you find that the emulator differs from the
courseware, then always follow the courseware...because it provides the
information that is fair-game on the exam.
Download here: 9300-series emulator
RADIUS server setup
About: Written by Jimmy Ray Purser, an HP SA out of Chicago. This document contains
step-by-step instructions for configuring a RADIUS server and a switch to
support 802.1x authentication. Itís the first REALLY useful paper Iíve
come across on the subject. If you have not configured this before, you
should try it out on a non-production server. By the way, if you have any
related information on 802.1x, PLEASE email it to me so that I can include it
Download here: RADIUS setup procedures
TFTPD32n tftp server
About: This is
updated version of the TFTP software includes basic syslog, DHCP (very useful
in lab testing when you donít want to mess with Win 2K) and an SNTP server.
Note about the SNTP: On XP and Win2k, it may conflict with the native Windows
Time Services. Optionally, you can disable these services within
Download and More info: TFTPD32n Home Page
TERA TERM terminal
About: This terminal
emulation program works great. Itís an Open Source program and can be
downloaded from many sites...do a Google search for more sites, if needed.
BTW...this site has a lot of other great freeware and shareware tools. Check Ďem
Download and More info: Tera Term Pro v2.3
KIWI SYSLOG and other
About: Kiwi Syslog is
free and does basic syslog functions. If you want full reporting, filtering
and other fancy things, youíre going to have to pay for it. Check out the
other Kiwi tools. Good stuff.
Download and More info: Kiwi Syslog and other tools
PuTTY telnet/SSH emulator
About: PuTTY is a
free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 platforms, along with an
xterm terminal emulator.
Download and More info: PuTTY Home Page
TFGEN traffic generator
About: A good traffic
(unicast, multicast and broadcast)generator for testing.
Download from here: TFGEN
MCAST multicast traffic
About: Use this
multicast traffic reciever with TFGEN. Set TFGEN to send to a mutlicast
address, i.e., 22.214.171.124 and a vaild port, i.e., 5000. Set Mcast to receive
that traffic. A packet-capture will show the IGMP Joins and Leaves.
Download from here: Mcast
Packet capture tools
About: Once Ethereal;
now Wireshark. This is an open source network protocol analyzer for most
platforms. It allows you to examine data from a live network or from a
capture file on disk. You can interactively browse the capture data, viewing
summary and detail information for each packet. Wireshark has several
powerful features, including a rich display filter language and the
ability to view the reconstructed stream of a TCP session.
Download and more information: Wireshark protocol analyzer