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Offline Dominik

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network apps for Android
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:27:00 AM »
Hi,

I use an Android mobilphone and tablet and want to share my favorite networkers armory on the Android platform.
Some of the apps in the list are not directly networking tools, but all of the apps help the networker to do his daily job.

1: fing
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.overlook.android.fing&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5vdmVybG9vay5hbmRyb2lkLmZpbmciXQ..
A very good network scanner with a lot of good features I highly recommand that one, and it is for free.

2: connect bot
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.connectbot&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5jb25uZWN0Ym90Il0.
SSH Client

3:Wifi Analyzer
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5mYXJwcm9jLndpZmkuYW5hbHl6ZXIiXQ..
A wifi network scanner with nice graphs.

4:IP Address Calculator (IPv4)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.slackey.ipcalc&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zbGFja2V5LmlwY2FsYyJd
a simple IP calculator, if you donīt wont to do the math in the middle of the night by yourself.

5:IPv6 and more
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tsts.ipv6&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS50c3RzLmlwdjYiXQ..
IPv6 & IPv4 tools, ping, traceroute, whois, dig, tcp, udp, http, https, v6 news

6:aNag
https://market.android.com/details?id=info.degois.damien.android.aNag&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImluZm8uZGVnb2lzLmRhbWllbi5hbmRyb2lkLmFOYWciXQ..
With this app you can watch your Nagios based network monitoring on your android device.

7: ezPDF Reader
https://market.android.com/details?id=udk.android.reader&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsInVkay5hbmRyb2lkLnJlYWRlciJd
best PDF reader for viewing pdf documents. It can handle big network design guides with over 400 pages much better than the original adobe reader app.

8: DroidWall (root requierd)
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.googlecode.droidwall.free&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nb29nbGVjb2RlLmRyb2lkd2FsbC5mcmVlIl0.
A front-end for IPtables.

9: KeePassDroid
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.android.keepass&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hbmRyb2lkLmtlZXBhc3MiXQ..
Password safe, if you can not remeber all your passwords.


Feel free to add your comments and additional networking apps for the andoid platform here.

Cheers
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Offline Jon Hurtt

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 09:29:02 AM »
 ;D

Made my day... in process of installing just about all these apps now.

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 10:34:37 AM »
Add to that list :

  • "DNS & Ping" by Ulf Dittmer
  • AndFTP : FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SCP
  • MyIP by RadonSoft Apps : quickly determine your IP (Internal, External, IPv6)
  • SystemPanel Lite : network informations can be handy
  • I had a tftp app too that I can't recall the name

« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 10:36:48 AM by saturnin55 »

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 12:46:23 PM »
I smell a blog post from this... 8)

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 06:31:28 PM »
I smell a blog post from this... 8)

I'm happy to have guest blog posts on my site if anyone is interested in writing something up.
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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 03:52:41 PM »
Guys,
I know this is for the Android  ;) but in the IOS World I also use 'Fing' and 'Scany' which is similar to 'Fing'.  'Touchterm' which is my SSH client.  'FTP' for ftp.

I don't believe there are any current WIFI analysers as Apple have deleted them?

I also use Citrix Receiver which allows me to view our Network Management solution.

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 07:01:57 AM »
@Flinstone
what does the Citrix Receiver do exactly ? Is it a remote desktop solution for Ctrix ?
It was preinstalled on my XOOM Tablet, and had so many permissions, that I was wondering for what
the Cirtrix revceiver is needing all these permissions.

I have 2 very good Apps, they are not directly related to networking, but still apps that I highly recommand.

AdFree (root requierd)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigtincan.android.adfree&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5iaWd0aW5jYW4uYW5kcm9pZC5hZGZyZWUiXQ..
this app modifys your HOST file and routes all traffic from AdServers to 127.0.0.1.
You get a system where nearly all adds are removed and most apps start faster in fact they donīt load add
content from the internet.

File Manager HD
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhmsoft.fm.hd&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5yaG1zb2Z0LmZtLmhkIl0.
A file explorer for android tablets. With a lot of features like, SMB, Streaming and root exploere functions.

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 07:47:41 AM »
Dominik,

Yes, Citrix Receiver is the remote access/desktop solution for Citrix.

If you use for remote access a CAG (Citrix Access Gateway) or Citrix Netscaler then you can use Citrix Receiver on nearly every platform?

CheerZ

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 10:16:30 AM »
Flinstone,

donīt know what the Cirtrix Reiceiver can do on the IOS platform, but on Android the permissions are the overkill:

Permissions for Citrix Receiver:
This application has access to the following:

    * Services that cost you money
      directly call phone numbers
      Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
    * Hardware controls
      record audio
      Allows application to access the audio record path.
    * Your location
      fine (GPS) location
      Access fine location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the device, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
    * Network communication
      full Internet access
      Allows an application to create network sockets.
      create Bluetooth connections
      Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth device, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    * Phone calls
      read phone state and identity
      Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
    * Storage
      modify/delete USB storage contents modify/delete SD card contents
      Allows an application to write to the USB storage. Allows an application to write to the SD card.


Most RDP apps works with only the permission of Network Communication.
Wondering why the Citrix receiver needs that many permissions and why it is preinstalled by Motorola on ther Tablet devices.

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Re: network apps for Android
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 09:57:35 AM »
Found today another IPv4 subnet calculater, looks a littlebit better than the one that I used previously.

Subnet Master
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.networkingguru.SubnetMasterRelease

Check it out by yourself....
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 04:57:11 PM »
I'd add the Cisco SSL Android clients: the official for ICS+ and unofficial for GB.
They require Mobile Licenses on the ASA side, but those a peanuts...

We don't use IPSec, neither version.

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 10:28:31 PM »
Great post, these apps are great!

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2014, 09:51:57 AM »
Last month while visiting stores in Boston I relied heavily on WiFi Analyzer app;

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en
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