The Dude freeware

The Dude

Version: 6.47.3 | Size: 2.10 MB | Filename: dude-install-6.47.3.exe
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When mapping out a network for your customer, The Dude can help you a lot. It can do more than just showing you icons which represent devices on the network. When checking for some info, you just need to hover on the icons and it shows you its recent bandwidth usage, type of services available, and even more information. By right clicking, you can access a menu where you can open a device in a lot of different ways, like for example ftp, terminal, http and many others. You can also make notes on the device which you can use for reference for future use. You can also ping by using that menu.

You can connect to a test network provided by Mikrotek which is Here, you can check out what it does and it has a cool interface whenever you check on the devices. The dude can really help you finish the task needed with the help of a network primer.

Monitoring networks using The Dude makes the task easy. Just specify what subnets you need to monitor, run tests in a small subnet if you have a big network. You actually need only three folders when monitoring a server, notification, Devices, and probes folders. The dude actually has 15 more folders which means it has a lot more features.

The Probes folder lets you check out the services you can monitor. Here you will find SMTP, HTTP, and Netbios to name a few. With The Dude, you can also monitor switches, disk space, routers, memory, and a lot more, creating your own probes would be easy.

The Dude really does a great job, it is way different from other monitoring tools, different in a good way of course. It can actually compete with other commercial monitoring tools. For other people who have used The Dude, a lot have said that it is just like a toy, unless of course if you are going to use it for complex networks. There are a few minor issues in this tool though, just a few glitches, but it is still recommended even for guys who are a bit techie. When using this tool, it is much better if you install it and then remove it after using it since it may cause some problems with network traffic.

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Version Change log
The Dude 6.47.3 Sep 3, 2020 Bridge - fixed host table update on SNMP query;
Crs3xx - fixed hardware offloaded bonding on Ethernet interfaces for CRS354 devices;
Crs3xx - fixed hardware offloaded MPLS forwarding when using bonding interfaces;
Crs3xx - fixed switch ACL rules for CRS312, CRS326-24S+2Q+ and CRS354 devices;
Crs3xx - improved Ethernet port group traffic forwarding for CRS354 devices;
Crs3xx - improved system stability when using hardware offloaded MPLS;
Dns - fixed multiple TXT string replies;
Dns - hide default static entry "type" from export;
Dot1x - fixed duplicate EAP request packets for server;
Dot1x - fixed EAP packet version numbering;
Ike2 - fixed local side NAT detection;
Lte - fixed multiple passthrough APN default route installation;
Lte - fixed RSCP value reporting;
Lte - validate interface existence on initiation;
Ospf - fixed disappearing NSSA default route;
Ospf - fixed processing of "unknown" LSA type;
Poe - fixed "power-cycle" functionality on RB960GSP;
The Dude 6.47.2 Aug 19, 2020 arm - improved stability when forcing 25G speed on unsupported interface;
crs3xx - fixed QSFP+ interface LEDs when using break-out cable for CRS326-24S+2Q+;
crs3xx - fixed QSFP+ interface linking after reboot for CRS326-24S+2Q+ (introduced in v6.47);
discovery - use "static" interface list by default instead of "!dynamic";
fetch - show status "uploaded" instead of "downloaded" when uploading a file;
hotspot - do not verify Hotspot interface status when detecting if HTTP/HTTPS login method is allowed;
interface - added new builtin "static" interface list;
l2tp - fixed multiple tunnel establishment from the same remote IP address (introduced in v6.47);
lora - fixed "spoof-gps" parameter padding (introduced in v6.47.1);
lte - fixed dynamic DHCP client creation when editing APN profile;
ospf - fixed case when changing one distribution metric changed metrics for other distribution options;
ppp - fixed PPP interface editing for the first time after reboot or after 20 seconds;
The Dude 6.47.1 Jul 10, 2020 Fixed HW offloading for netPower 15FR and netPower 16P devices (introduced in v6.47);
Crs3xx - fixed increased CPU temperature for CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+ device (introduced in v6.47);
Crs3xx - improved Ethernet port group traffic forwarding for CRS354 devices;
Defconf - fixed default configuration generation on devices without "wireless" package installed;
Defconf - fixed default configuration loading on RBmAPL-2nD;
Defconf - improved default configuration generation on devices with changed wireless interface names;
Dhcpv6-server - disallow changing binding's "prefix-pool";
Dhcpv6-server - improved stability when changing server for static bindings;
Dns - do not allow setting "forward-to" same as "name" or "regex";
Dns - do not allow setting zero value IP addresses for "A" and "AAAA" records;
Dns - do not use DoH for local queries when a server is specified;
Export - fixed HotSpot "address-per-mac" parameter export;
Filesystem - fixed increased "sector writes" reporting (introduced in v6.47
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