Hi, Joe:

Not sure what you might have to use on the PC side, but on OS/400,
I think you might want to start by looking at the STRCMNTRC command
(Start Communications Trace)... ;-)  You can trace both directions, outgoing
and incoming...

Then you run for a while, then, ENDCMNTRC, then DMPCMNTRC to
"dump" the trace into a stream file in the IFS.  Not sure how to interpret
what is in there, though :-/

There are a bunch of freeware or shareware tools somewhere on the
net for use in Windoze-land... a quick google search reveals several at
this page: http://www.newfreeware.com/search.php3?q=IP+trace --
this one looks promising -- http://www.newfreeware.com/internet/1586/

Have fun...


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:47 PM
> Subject: RE: RPG as a Web Service Consumer

> As I drift ever deeper into the miasma that is web services, it seems
> that I may have to revert to the tools of a bygone era, only updated for
> our modern times.  Whereas back in the day we used an HP protocol
> analyzer, today I need a TCP/IP communications trace.  Are there
> freeware tools that I can attach to a port on my PC and watch the dance?
> And what is the equivalent on the iSeries?
> Joe
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