Top Networking Commands Used by Ethical Hackers
Networking commands play a critical role in identifying critical vulnerabilities. These commands help them to know the IP details, interfaces details, name server details, etc. This blog covers Top Networking Commands Used by Ethical Hackers.
Whenever you want to know the IP address, ifconfig is the command that provides you the IP, interface details, broadcast address, etc.
Whenever you know the remote IP of the victim, you want to know whether the remote host is up or not. ping command helps you to identify the state of the remote host.
This command displays wireless interface details. The main difference between ifconfig and iwconfig is ifconfig shows all available interfaces while iwconfig shows only wireless interfaces.
netstat, short for network statistics, is used for troubleshooting network problems. It displays information related to TCO connections, routing tables, etc.
arp command displays IP address mapping with mac address. In simple words, this command resolves the IP address of a system to a mac address.
route command displays details of the routing table.
ip command displays the IP address, subnet mask, broadcast address, etc. You can use this command if ifconfig command is not available.
ss command is the replacement of netcat. This command shows more information in terms of more socket statistics than netcat.
whois command displays information related to IP address and domain name.
hostname command displays information about the system's hostname.
(11) curl or wget
Both commands are used to transfer data via the command line. These two commands are extremely useful in getting files from remote locations.
host command resolves the URL into an IP address and vice versa. In addition, it helps in getting DNS lookups and troubleshooting DNS-related problems.
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