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Log/Software of all internet requests?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jpboyrox, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. jpboyrox

    jpboyrox Thread Starter

    Nov 22, 2009
    I want to find out what URL/IP is being requested by some software. Do I need software to do this? Is there a log on my computer already? What can I do?
    btw, sorry if my terminology is not correct, I don't really know what I am taking about hahaha
  2. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    Some third party firewalls can be configured to log every outgoing connection.

    Parental Control software may also be able to log connections.

    Most routers will have a log of some kind, but will only show which PC made the connection, not which application on a PC

    You can use the netstat command in a Command Prompt as well:
    Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
    Type netstat -b and press Enter.

    This will show all current connections and the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) (if it can determine it), and the executable file that is associated with it.
    (For Vista and later, you must also use the -F switch to get the FQDN and it must be run from an elevated prompt).

    You can redirect the output to a file, and specify an interval and it will repeat every X seconds until you press CTRL+C
    netstat -b 60>>"%Userprofile%\Desktop\ConnectionLog.txt"
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