# Network tools

In its current state, dchat is ready to use. But there's steps we can take to improve it. If we connect dchat to JSON-RPC, we gain access to a tool called dnetview that allows us to visually explore connections and messages on the p2p network.

As well as facilitating debugging, connecting dnetview is a good excuse to dive into DarkFi's rpc module which is essential to the DarkFi code base.

This section will cover:

• DarkFi's JSON-RPC interface
• Exploring the p2p network topology using dnetview