It would be great to have a program that would show info about the connections my PC makes with those mysterious shadowy recesses of the internet.
I think of this especially when my network traffic upload/download indicator in the systray starts moving and I hear the hard drive start crunching (and most especially for those times when I know I didn't initiate anything )
A utility that showed things like:
-what connections exist
-Addresses the connections connected to
-ports being used (as clue to exact purpose of connection)
-local program(s) doing the chatting
-Any possibly useful info about the data sent/received
-Also a history, maybe a log, that could be looked over and searched after the fact, too
-Anything else that might be relevent that I'm forgetting right now
Just one more thing: as many will notice by the way my request was worded , I'm not much of a networking/TCP/IP expert, so easily understandable displays of the information would help people like me.
Thanks and Merry Christmas.