Hey, Roger, being the curious soul I am, I googled for "serial +port +sniffer" and found

<http://www.webattack.com/features/advspmonitor-803-430384.php>

which is described as "Advanced Serial Port Monitor"

$50 shareware!

Do you need this much fun?

Vern

At 09:39 PM 12/29/2003 -0600, you wrote:
Vern,

I agree that it can't be that complicated of a data stream. The fun would being finding an inexpensive way of intercepting the async coms and designing tests that hopefully would operate all options. I don't think there are any freeware port interceptions like TCP sniffer programs.

Thanks.

Roger

On 12/27/2003 11:32 PM, Vern Hamberg wrote:

Roger

Read your response and see what you mean. It's too bad companies get so protective. I agree completely that there are all those advantages to iSeries usage, without the risks inherent with PC and Windows in the mix.

Any point in sniffing out the data stream transmitted and reverse engineering their format? It doesn't seem it can be all that complicated. ;-)

Good luck
Vern

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