One of X-NetStat’s most outstanding features is the ability to
respond to certain network activity. With the Rules system, you can
configure the program to act upon certain incoming & outgoing
Once a rule is triggered, X-NetStat can do the following things:
1) Kill the connection 2) Notify users via email 3) Play a WAV file
4) Launch a script or program 5) Start the Lookup Tools 6) Display a
Criteria used to trigger a rule:
1) The IP addresses or hostname 2) The local & remote ports being
used 3) How many connections from the remote address 4) How long the
connection has been present 5) The Process EXE facilitating the
All rules in X-NetStat are shown in the Options
window, under the Rules section. You can jump to this by clicking
on the Rules menu and choosing Edit Rules…
The rules are displayed in a table like the one on the
right. Click a rule to read a summary, which is displayed at
the lower panel.
To turn a on or off, check or uncheck the box next to the
rule in the On column.
To edit an existing rule, select a rule and click
To add a new rule, click the
Both Edit and
Add buttons brings
up the Add/Edit Rule dialog box.
Edit Rule: Conditions
The Edit Rule dialog box has two parts: Conditions and
These are the conditions which must be met by a connection
for X-NetStat to trigger the rule. They include:
Once you have set the conditions for the rule, click the
Actions tab at the top
of the screen to tell X-NetStat what you want to have happen
when those conditions are met.
Edit Rule: Actions
When your conditions are met, X-NetStat can perform several
program or file
Play a WAV
file in the background
Open a web
To send email to multiple addresses, separate the addresses
with a semicolon ;
Pop-up Message Alerts will not be displayed when X-NetStat
is minimized. Instead, the system tray icon will blink.
Message Alert window
This window is displayed when either you specify an alert
to pop up, or by right-clicking a connection and choosing
The window shows the Alert message, what connection met
what rule, and the actions automatically taken by X-NetStat.
If you want to stop seeing Alert windows pop up, check
Ignore rule this session.
The rule will no longer be active until you restart the program.
If you want to turn off the rule completely, check
Disable this rule completely.
At the bottom of the window are three buttons:
– Close the window
Rule – Opens the
Edit Rule Dialog box
– Provides a menu of additional actions to perform
Left/Right arrows to
scroll through your current Alerts.