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Network Utility shows information about each of your network connections, including the Mac Address of the interface, the IP addresses assigned to it, its speed and status, a count of data packets sent and received, and a count of transmission errors and collisions.
The available services or tools found in the Network Utility:
Examples of what the Network Utility can help with:
- Check your network connection
- View network routing tables and statistics
- Test whether you can contact another computer
- Test your DNS server
- Trace the paths of your network traffic
- Check for open TCP ports
Port scan information
Network Utility uses the tools supplied in the unix directories for most of its functions, however for the port scan it uses a unix executable in its resources folder, stroke, found at Network Utility.app/Contents/Resources/stroke.
How To Open It
- In OS X Mavericks and macOS, Network Utility is in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications.
- In OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard, Network Utility is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
- Find Network Utility using Spotlight (software)
Performing a DNS lookup on en.wikipedia.org
- "About Network Utility". Apple Support. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- Josh. "Mac Network Utility". Twelve36. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
- John, Galt. "Where did "Network Utility" go?". discussions.apple.com. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
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