DOS Command Line Bundle
Are you in need of powerful DOS command line utilities to integrate in your scripts or in your own application? We have put together a bundle of useful command line utilities for managing your network faster and more efficiently.
The command line tools are completely free (freeware) and are a bundled offer. The book contains the following command line tools:
Gets the response time and header code for any input URL; great for testing scripts, execution times and 404 errors on your website. This command line tool features excellent integration with our network monitoring solution MonitorMagic, to gather intra/internet script performance data. If you want to view the performance of certain scripts in detail, have MonitorMagic run the webping command line tool as plug-in for a day, store the response time value in a simple access database, and create a graph of the results.
Connects to any ODBC database and executes a custom query, results can be written to a text file; useful for database monitoring (systables). This command line tool includes the option to read the entire command line and query information from text files, which enables large command structures and queries. It will also list in detail any error messages returned by the ODBC compliant database. Any ODBC database, such as Access, SQL Server, MSDE, Oracle, Sybase is supported. Look for ODBC connection strings.
Gets the free and used space of any directory or share. Also counts the number of special files (encrypted, read only, hidden, system, etc.); great for monitoring free space and file statistics. You can use this DOS command line utility to enable share monitoring in MonitorMagic. It greatly extends the standard Disk Monitor by adding details on file attributes, file count and size information. You can also use this tool to retrieve disk performance information when counting all files, thereby projecting the necessity for disk defragmentation.
Connects to any TCP/IP port and retrieves the response time and error code. You can use this in both MonitorMagic as a standard plugin, or in your own scripts to automatically see which ports are open in your clients or servers.
This DOS command line utility is similar to the Windows REXEC command, but accepts a password as input and can therefore run in unattended mode. To run commands on a REXEC compatible OS, such as Linux, the REXEC daemon has to be running on the target system. Note that passwords are transmitted in clear text, for a more secure version look to the SSH versions below.
A secure implementation of the SSH protocol to get access to a UNIX/Linux operating system. This implementation uses the OpenSSH library and can run in unattended mode when using private and public key files.
This tool uses the REXEC daemon to remotely execute several pre-defined scripts compatible with Linux, to get system specific information such as DISK, MEMORY, SWAP and CPU. This information is easily accessible for MonitorMagic to be used as monitoring plugin. Note that the password to access the remote operating system is transmitted in clear text, look below for a secure SSH implementation.
This tool uses the SSH daemon to securely execute several pre-defined scripts compatible with Linux, to get system specific information such as DISK, MEMORY, SWAP and CPU. This information is easily accessible for MonitorMagic to be used as monitoring plugin. This implementation uses the OpenSSH library and can run in unattended mode when using private and public key files.