Re: PROPOSAL: GNOME Nettool for GNOME 2.8

<quote who="Murray Cumming">

> The GNOME System Tools' Network tool seems to deal with most of this. I
> don't think the user will be asked to run the in-depth stuff that nettool
> seems to provide.
> For instance, administrators do not often ask users to run a traceroute on
> Windows or MacOS. 

I don't think that's true at all. One of the biggest hassles for Windows
admins was the dearth of really useful troubleshooting tools available in
the OS itself (largely been rectified by Windows 2000 and up, at least on
the command line).

Having a very simple one-stop-shop for decent network troubleshooting is a
*huge* boon when you're on the phone to the CTO (who, of course, does not
understand anything about networks or computers).

Note that this tool was essentially based on one of the utilities that Apple
ships with OS X.

- Jeff

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