Joe Pluta wrote:
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?

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