Network utilities are software utilities designed to analyze and configure various aspects of computer networks. The majority of them originated on Unix systems, but several later ports to other operating systems exist.

The most common tools (found on most operating systems) include:

Other network utilities include:

Some usages of network configuration tools also serve to display and diagnose networks, for example:

Main network utilities

List of the most useful network commands


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  2. ^ "FreeBSD 11.0 - man page for spray (freebsd section 8) - Unix & Linux Commands". Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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