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Why batch files are still useful
Bad packets are not detected by software packet inspection tools such as "Ethereal," but they still degrade network performance.
Hewlett Packard's JetDirect printer
server counts bad packets and the printer server will print out a report showing the number of
packets detected since the last boot. It is a lot cheaper than a dedicated hardware packet
analyzer. In addition, it's quicker to cobble together in the middle of the night and will help you
track down a rogue network card or poor connection. Just remember that you will need to connect the
printer server to the rogue device with a hub (switches filter out bad packets).
This was first published in July 2005