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How do I see which Websites are being visited?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DexterDave, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. DexterDave

    DexterDave Thread Starter

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    Hi All.

    I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to know if there is an application or service that shows which
    websites/servers are currently being accessed by your network?

    Thanks
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Not exactly sure what you're asking...

    Perhaps netstat -n from the command line?

    However, if you're an IT specialist and manage a company network, there are tools and software for that...
     
  3. DexterDave

    DexterDave Thread Starter

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    Thanks but found a solution. Resource Monitor in windows shows you the network activity and all the programs that accessing the internet.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Process Explorer will also do that.

    I also like netstat -anb from the command line.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    The question was about websites. Resource Monitor, Process Explorer, and netstat do not provide that information. I use OpenDNS, and it provides some information on what domains were accessed, but that doesn't correspond to actual website visits in a browser. A single website can access multiple domains for ads, social networking integration, and other features.
     
  6. Phantom010

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    No, it won't give you the exact webistes, that's for sure. You'll get hosts that can be looked up by IP address but as stated by DoubleHelix, it won't correspond to the actual websites. However, in some cases, you can find useful information:

    Find Host by IP Address
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    What kind of infrastructure are you running netstat on? I ran it on my computer, and i get a whole bunch of 127.0.0.1 requests. There's nothing that corresponds to an external website IP address.
     
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    If you're not connected to a website while running netstat -n or no application is trying to connect to the Internet while running netstat -anb (e.g. antivirus checking for definition update), you'll only get a bunch of 127.0.0.1 requests and the ports used for listening.
     
  9. DoubleHelix

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    I'm certainly connected to the Internet and have a browser window open at the time as well as several services actively communicating with remote systems. None of that shows up with the netstat command.
     
  10. valis

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    correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this solved? ;)
     
  11. Phantom010

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    Good point. :D
     
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