Wednesday, September 28, 2005

netstat -b (and -v)

I just learned something useful - so this day is not completely wasted ;)

On Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 netstat got a new -b argument.

So what does it do? It lists the executable using the connection. No more need to consolidate information between netstat -o and task manager or such :D

Example output:
TCP MyPC:4137 baym-cs344.msgr.hotmail.com:1863 ESTABLISHED 1532
[msnmsgr.exe]


-v gives even more information (and is quite slow):

TCP MyPC:4137 baym-cs344.msgr.hotmail.com:1863 ESTABLISHED 1532
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mswsock.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WS2_32.dll
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll
[msnmsgr.exe]

Try it for yourself...

1 comment:

DLautman said...

This is really cool! thank you