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Netstat (Network Statistics) is a command-line tool for monitoring and troubleshooting computer network issues. This tool shows you all your device’s connections in as much detail as you need.
With Netstat, you can view all your connections and their ports and stats. This information is valuable when setting up or fixing your connectivity. This article will introduce you to the Netstat command and the main parameters for filtering information displayed about your connections.
We’ll explore the following subjects in this section:
Join me as we go through the above subjects to help you better understand this tool and learn how to use it to troubleshoot your network issues.
Click on the Start button and search for Command Prompt. Open Command Prompt with elevated privileges by right-clicking on it and selecting the Run as administrator option.
You can open Netstat by typing the following command and pressing ENTER:
You may not understand what the columns mean if you’re new to networking.
The netstat command shows you your active connections and their details. However, you’d notice that the foreign address column prints the IP address and port names.
To show the connections’ port numbers instead of the port names next to the IP addresses, use the following command:
Further, the system can disconnect or connect to networks, and the network details can change at intervals. Hence, we can use the following command to refresh the netstat network details at intervals using this command:
netstat -n 5
To stop the refreshing, press the CTRL + C key combination.
NOTE: The 5 in the command above refreshes the command every 5 seconds. If you wish to increase or shorten the interval, you can modify this value.
netstat command is a powerful command that can show you every detail about your device’s connections. Explore the most commonly used netstat parameters to find specific network details.
Show the networks that are active or inactive.
List all applications that are associated with the connections.
Show statistics on incoming and outgoing network packets.
If you don’t want to see the port numbers or names, the following netstat parameter will show your foreign addresses’ fully qualified domain names.
Change the foreign address port names to port numbers.
netstat, and it has an extra column for every connection’s Process ID (PID).
Display the connections for the protocol you specify – UDP, TCP, tcpv6, or udpv6.
netstat -p udp
NOTE: You should change the
udp part to the protocol whose connections you want to view.
Show connections and their listening and bound non-listening ports.
Categorize networks by available protocols – UDP, TCP, ICMP, IPv4, and IPv6.
Show the routing table of your current network. It lists every route to the destination and matrix available on your system. Similar to the
route print command.
Show a list of connection offload states of your current connection.
Shows all NetworkDirect connections.
Show your networks’ TCP connection templates.
You can further filter the Netstat parameters to show you information about your connections any way you want. From the above commands, you only have to add a second parameter to show a combined view.
For instance, you can combine the
-e parameters to view the statistics for every protocol. This way, you can combine other parameters to get the desired results.
When mixing multiple Netstat parameters, you don’t need to include two dashes (-). You can use one dash (-) and append the parameter letters without a second one.
For example, instead of typing the following command:
netstat -s -e
You can write it as:
netstat - se
If you forget the parameters, a quick way to remember them is by asking netstat to help. Simply run the following command:
To stop the netstat query process, press the CTRL + C key combination.
We can check network connectivity using the netstat or network statistics command. This allows us to see active network connections and their status. The tool can view incoming and outgoing network connections, routing tables, port listening, and usage statistics. This command can be handy for network administrators when troubleshooting network issues. By understanding how to use this command, you can quickly and efficiently diagnose problems with your network.
You can check your network connection status in Windows quickly and easily. Select the Start button to do so and type “settings” into the search bar. Once you’re in the Settings menu, select “Network & internet.” The status of your network connection will be displayed at the top of the page. If you’re having trouble connecting to the internet, this is a helpful first step in troubleshooting the issue. You also check quickly, and if you see the wifi icon missing, you have a network issue.
Needham analyst Alex Henderson reiterated a Buy rating on F5, Inc (NASDAQ:FFIV), raising the price target to $180 from $175.
The company recently reported 4% revenue growth in the third quarter, to $702.64 million beating the analyst consensus of $699.39 million.
While macro pressures have weakened demand and revenue growth in the near term, F5 is still expanding GM and Operating Margins, and the analyst believes that EPS is likely to grow at or near double-digits in the foreseeable future.
Despite the current macro conditions, F5 can deliver 10%+ EPS growth on expanding margins while returning capital to shareholders, the analyst adds.
F5 has now worked off its Systems backlog and reiterated that by shipping to the Backlog, the analyst notes that Systems have a 6%-8% headwind in FY24.
The company has a strong Balance Sheet with $11.55/share in cash, nearly $1 billion in authorized share repurchases, and superb cash flow generation, Henderson adds.
Longer-term, the company is a strong play on Kubernetes, modern application workloads, and Security, notes the analyst.
When the macro improves and overdue replacement cycles occur, Henderson expects the revenue to re-accelerate.
Based on the above, the analyst increased EPS Estimates for FY23 to $11.39 from $11.02 and for FY24 to $12.38 from $12.11.
Price Action: FFIV shares are trading higher by 6.4% to $159.85 on the last check Tuesday.
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Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Technology sector with new ratings on Alphabet Class A (GOOGL – Research Report) and F5 Networks (FFIV – Research Report).
Alphabet Class A (GOOGL)
In a report released today, Eric Sheridan from Goldman Sachs reiterated a Buy rating on Alphabet Class A, with a price target of $152.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $122.21, close to its 52-week high of $129.04.
According to TipRanks.com, Sheridan is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.6% and a 60.6% success rate. Sheridan covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Spotify Technology SA, DoubleVerify Holdings, and Fiverr International.
Currently, the analyst consensus on Alphabet Class A is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $139.60, a 15.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 20, Mizuho Securities also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $135.00 price target.
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F5 Networks (FFIV)
In a report released yesterday, Meta Marshall from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on F5 Networks, with a price target of $165.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $158.98.
According to TipRanks.com, Marshall is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.5% and a 54.9% success rate. Marshall covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Zoom Video Communications, and Keysight Technologies.
Currently, the analyst consensus on F5 Networks is a Hold with an average price target of $167.33, implying a 1.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 24, Jefferies also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $150.00 price target.
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F5 Networks (NASDAQ:) shares jumped more than 11% in pre-market Tuesday after the company reported Q3 , with EPS of $3.21 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $2.86.
Revenue grew 4% year-over-year to $703 million, beating the consensus estimate of $698.81M. Global services revenue increased 8% year-over-year, while product revenue was up 1%, reflecting 5% systems revenue growth and software revenue that was down 3%.
“We are delivering the gross margin improvement and operating leverage we committed to, and we are confident in our ability to achieve our target of double-digit non-GAAP earnings growth for fiscal year 2023,” said CEO François Locoh-Donou.
For Q4/23, the company expects EPS in the range of $3.15-$3.27, compared to the consensus of $3.22, and revenue in the range of $690-$710M, compared to the consensus estimate of $702M.
Goldman Sachs analysts highlighted software strength.
"FFIV’s has demonstrated effective cost discipline with opex better-than-expected, driven in part by headcount reductions in April. Cost savings should be the primary driver of FFIV’s reiterated F2024 target of DD% EPS growth and at least 300 bps of margin expansion," the analysts wrote.
Additional reporting by Senad Karaahmetovic
F5, Inc. FFIV shares gained 10.6% during Monday’s extended trading session after the application security solution provider reported better-than-expected third-quarter fiscal 2023 earnings and provided impressive guidance for the fourth quarter.
This Seattle, WA-based company’s non-GAAP earnings of $3.21 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.86. The bottom line increased 24.9% from the year-ago quarter’s $2.57 per share and was way higher than management’s guided range of $2.78-$2.90 per share. The robust bottom-line performance was mainly driven by higher revenues, the benefits of price realization and easing supply-chain constraints and related costs.
F5 revenues of $702.6 million for the third quarter fell short of the consensus mark of $703.2 million. However, on a year-over-year basis, revenues increased 4.2% and came well above the midpoint of management’s guidance range of $690-$710 million despite persistent macroeconomic uncertainties and tight budgets of customers.
F5 stated that better sales execution mainly boosted the top-line performance. The company also noted that it is witnessing early signs of stabilization in demand as third-quarter demand remained above what it had expected at the beginning of the quarter. Moreover, though third-quarter demand was way lower than the year-ago quarter level, it remained higher than the first and second quarters of the current fiscal.
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Product revenues (47% of total revenues), which comprise the Software and Systems sub-divisions, increased 1% year over year to $328.2 million. The rise in Product revenues was mainly driven by increased sales of Systems, partially offset by a decline in Software sales. The company’s reported non-GAAP Product revenues were slightly lower than our estimates of $333.8 million.
Systems revenues grew 5% year over year to $155 million, accounting for approximately 47% of the total Product revenues. Though the demand for Systems products remained constrained, the segment benefited from supply-chain normalization and better execution in reducing the backlog. Our estimates for Systems revenues were pegged at $190.1 million.
Industry-wide supply-chain constraints for components in 2022 had severely hurt F5’s Systems segment’s overall performance. However, a continuously improving supply chain for the past couple of quarters has been helping the company clear its backlog, thereby boosting its Systems top line.
However, the benefits of higher Systems sales were partially offset by weak performance in Software. Software revenues declined 3% year over year to $174 million in the third quarter, mainly due to tough comparisons. Nonetheless, Software sales improved 32% sequentially, reflecting strong growth in renewals. Our estimates for Software’s third-quarter revenues were pegged at $143.7 million.
Global Service revenues (53% of the total revenues) grew 8% to $374 million. The robust growth was mainly driven by price increases introduced last year and the benefits of high-maintenance renewals. Our estimates for Global Services revenues were pegged at $362.4 million.
F5 Networks registered sales growth across the Americas and EMEA regions, witnessing a year-over-year increase of 3% and 16%, respectively. However, revenues from the APAC region plunged 6% on a year-over-year basis. Revenue contributions from the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions were 57%, 26% and 18%, respectively.
Customer-wise, Enterprises, Service providers and Government represented 66%, 13% and 21% of product bookings, respectively.
On a year-over-year basis, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins contracted 80 basis points (bps) and 70 bps to 79.8% and 82.5%, respectively. However, sequentially, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins expanded 190 bps and 210 bps, respectively. The company noted that the sequential improvement was primarily driven by price realization and ease in supply-chain constraints, as well as reductions in ancillary supply-chain costs.
While GAAP operating expenses went up 4.8% to $457.4 million, non-GAAP operating expenses declined 5.7% to $346 million. GAAP operating expenses as a percentage of revenues increased to 65.1% in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 from 64.7% in the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, non-GAAP operating expenses as a percentage of revenues declined to 49.2% from 54.4% in the year-ago quarter.
F5 Networks’ GAAP operating profit declined 2.8% to $104 million, while the margin contracted 120 bps to 14.7% However, the non-GAAP operating profit jumped 20% year over year to $233 million, while the margin improved 440 bps to 33.2%. An increase in the non-GAAP operating margin was primarily driven by higher revenues and lower operating expenses as a percentage of revenues, partially offset by a contraction in the gross margin.
F5 Networks exited the June-ended quarter with cash and short-term investments of $690.6 million compared with the previous quarter’s $755.3 million.
The company generated operating cash flow of $165 million in the third quarter and $463.6 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2023.
During the quarter, FFIV repurchased shares worth $250 million. In the first nine months of fiscal 2023, it bought back common stocks worth $290 million. As of Jul 24, 2023, F5 had $982 million remaining under its current authorized share repurchase program. So far in fiscal 2023, the company has utilized about 68% of its free cash flow toward share buybacks compared with its commitment of using at least 50% of free cash flow for share buybacks announced at the beginning of fiscal 2023.
F5 Networks projects non-GAAP revenues in the $690-$710 million band (midpoint of $700 million) and non-GAAP earnings per share in the $3.15-$3.27 band (midpoint of $3.21) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. The non-GAAP gross margin is forecast to be around 83%.
Considering the full-quarter benefits of cost-reduction initiatives announced in April 2023, the company expects fourth-quarter non-GAAP operating expenses between $338 million and $350 million. Share-based compensation expenses are anticipated in the range of $55-$57 million.
F5 currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Shares of FFIV have risen 4.7% year to date (YTD).
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