Pinkie is a suite of network troubleshooting tools packaged in an intuitive, easy to use user interface using the One Window, One App architecture.
The primary objective of Pinkie is to reduce the desktop clutter so a Network Admistrator doesn’t have to have 5 or 10 windows opened at the same time which takes up valuable screen real estate; thus making it much easier to navigate around the screen and troubleshoot network issues more effectively.
The secondary objective of Pinkie is to reduce the number of applications that a Network Administrator must install, maintain and update on his or her computer to be able to do their job.
Pinkie accomplishes both of these objectives and does so with a level of details that surpasses most other tools out there.
At a very high level, Pinkie can continuously ping multiple hosts simultaneously; performs forward & reverse DNS lookups; starts traceroute automatically. The results of which can be logged to disk or copied to the clipboard with a click of a button. Traceroute can be copied as a whole or per hop basis. Last hop can be identified and copied with a simple right click.
With SubnetCalc, which supports both IPv4 & IPv6 addresses, network information can be calculated and verified easily. PingSweep can scan the entire subnet for live hosts while PortScanner can assist an administrator to identify whether a port is open or not. TFTP Server (which also supports RFC 1783 & 1784) can serve up multiple file transfer requests; allowing it to support large file transfers and also break the 32MB’s limit imposed by RFC 1350 (TFTP Protocol).
The Bulk DNS feature that allow you to perform DNS lookup, not for a contiguous range of IP Addresses but any IP’s or hostnames. This is extremely useful in cases where you need to verify DNS and do last minute checks before pushing your devices to production.
Version 2.15 adds several new features and enhancements as well as bug fixes over the last version. Pretty much every aspect of the program has had some sort of modifications.
I’ll try to continue to devote time and effort to enhance Pinkie as time permit. If you have any comments and/or suggestions on how I can make Pinkie a better product, please post them in the Feature Requests forums.