Cloud Computing

Using nameresolver and tcpping tools to manage Azure web apps

When managing web apps in Microsoft Azure, there are two tools that must be part of your toolbox when performing troubleshooting. The first one is nameresolver, which tests the DNS resolution on any given name being used by the web app. The second one is tcpdump host:port, which allows us to test the web app connectivity.

If you can resolve names and connect to the ports, that helps a lot when troubleshooting your web applications.

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides of the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange, CISSP and several other certifications. Anderson contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).

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