A new version of NetworkToolbox is available.
The new version contains various changes, additions and fixes:
■ Renewed Bluetooth Tool
I have completely re-written the Bluetooth LE scanner. It is now more reliable and easier to use.
■ New Health Check Tool
This new Tool can be used to perform recurring pre-defined tests. You can add multiple sites (IP Addresses or hosts) and perform Ping, Certificate, Mailserver and other tests with a single button press. This way, you can quickly check the availability of components either in your home network or your Internet Servers.
■ New SMB Tool
You can now even browse Windows or other Samba shares using this new Tool. It is also possible to download files.
■ New Speed Test Tool
This new Tool implements the iPerf Speed Test standard and can be used to perform Network Speed/Bandwidth tests to one of the public iPerf Servers or even between two NetworkToolbox Apps running on the Network since the Tool also provides the possibility to run an iPerf Server.
■ Further improved network scan
Now, SMB Network Names and Vendor Names will be displayed in the list itself and not only on the detail screen.
■ Export Settings
As requested, you can now export the settings either for backup purposes or to submit the settings (including the user passwords etc.) to another iOS Device.
■ Reverse DNS and DNS Lookup improved
Even though the Tool is still called NS-Lookup, it is now rather a multipurpose tool that shows all kind of information available to an IP Address or host such as DNS Record information, Revers DNS Lookup, Provider information and more.
■ Macros for Telnet and SSH
It is now possible to write and maintain Macros that can be submitted from inside the Telnet or SSH Tool. Macros also let you sent special Key combinations and supports delays.
■ Other Telnet and SSH improvements
The Keyboard window will now only cover the necessary part of the screen and in case you are using a hardware keyboard, you will now see the full telnet/ssh screen.
Now you can also directly send special keys that are not available on the software or hardware keyboard.
■ WOL (Wake on Lan) has been built in
■ HTTP Head Tool improvements
This Tool now also shows the Status code returned from the Server and an explanation of the meaning this code.
■ IPv6 support
Most Tools now support IPv6 where appropriate. If available, you will see IPv4 as well as IPv6 addresses in the result lists of several tools. You can also enter IPv6 addresses in several Tools in the same way you enter IPv4 addresses.
■ New IP Calculations
With the introduction of IPv6 Addresses, there are also three new Calculations for the IP-Calculation Tool such as IPv4 to IPv6, 6to4/6RD and Teredo calculations.
■ New Manual
As you may already know, this App contains a lot of information and help texts with general information as well as for each individual tool and how to use it (Thanks again to Martin who helped me out here). Several users appreciated that but asked for a separate manual so they can read it side by side with the App. This is now possible. I have moved the existing content and added some more text to a separate manual, which can also be opened from here: http://go-to.me/nettb-manual but also still from inside the App by hitting the (i) button as usual. If you prefer a printed version, you can also download the manual as PDF file.
■ Bye-bye to the connections Tool
With iOS 10, Apple has removed an API which has been used for the Connections Tool. This means, that this tool no longer works under iOS 10 and you will get an according message if you try to use it. Even though it is not nice that this valuable tool now no longer can be used, Apples decision is a major increase on Security as this API could have also been used for other purposes by any App.
■ Other bug fixes and improvements
Besides the lost Connections Tool, NetworkToolbox is now fully compatible with iOS 10 and even uses some of the new advantages. On an iPad Pro, it can also run in Multitasking and Split Screen mode and it runs just fine on the new iPhone 7 devices.
As you can see, there were many changes with this new Update. It even took quite some time as due to IPv6 Support major parts of the App needed to be re-written.
This said, I wouldn’t be surprised if me or my valued Beta Testers would have missed one or two Bugs. Please don’t worry and just let me know so I can fix it timely.
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