CobIT is a neat software application which includes several utilities designed for network monitoring. These include Ping, Trace Route, DNS Resolver and Whois.
The app is wrapped in a standard window with a well-organized layout. The details of your computer's network are automatically displayed upon program deployment.
For example, when it comes to the Ping and Trace Route functions, you can edit properties regarding the IP address or host name, number of pings, buffer content and ID, status for the verbose and address resolver, timeout and time to live, buffer size, logging and output file.
In addition, you can edit properties for the DNS, Whois (IP address or host name, server IP or hostname, port number, maximum line size, read timeout), Query, Quote, Echo and Time tools (e.g. server IP or hostname, toggle between TCP and UDP, connection timeout, base date, number of times to query). These details can be figured out straight in the main application window or run in an external batch command line (BAT).
The program needs a very low quantity of CPU and system memory, so it does not interfere with the runtime of other open processes. It has a good response time and immediately displays results. CobIT did not cause us any problems during our testing, such as freezing, crashing or displaying error dialogs. On the downside, CobIT has not been updated for a very long time, so it may not run stable on newer operating systems.