For Immediate Release

Neon Software Announces OTTool 1.1

LAFAYETTE, CA – December 9th, 1999 – Neon Software has announced an upgrade
to its popular free MacOS utility OTTool. OTTool provides a synopsis of the
IP and AppleTalk configuration parameters within Apple Computer’s Open
Transport networking architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users on IP
networks to make Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices using ICMP
Pings, trace IP routes (UNIX traceroute), scan through ranges of IP
addresses asking for resolutions, and to query a DNS for Mail Exchange and
System Info. On MacOS PowerPC machines, it will also display the IP ARP

Changes in OTTool since version 1.0:

* Added option to traceroute via ICMP, as well as UDP.
* Added option to express ping timeouts in milliseconds, as well as seconds.
* Recognized new Open Transport versions for MacOS 9.
* Fixed minor bugs within traceroute and the user interface.

The new OTTool can be downloaded from Neon Software’s ftp site:

A localized French version, courtesy of Jean-Pierre Kuypers, can be
downloaded from or

Neon Software develops intelligent network software tools for both MacOS
and Windows. The Neon Software Network Management Series includes
LANsurveyor for network mapping, management and reporting; NetMinder
Ethernet, a software-based protocol analyzer and traffic monitor;
CyberGauge, the Internet bandwidth monitoring application; and RouterCheck,
an AppleTalk router troubleshooting and management application.