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Nagarajan Krishnamurthy
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I have a webserver that runs on a port say 8888.The applications on the server receives data and starts processing the data .

How sud i track what data the application has received ?
 
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Originally posted by Nagarajan Krishnamurthy:
I have a webserver that runs on a port say 8888.The applications on the server receives data and starts processing the data .

How sud i track what data the application has received ?


IMHO, network sniffers should only be used for debugging purposes -- it generates too much data for general use.


If you are using Solaris, there is a command called "snoop". There are a ton of options available, including snooping particular ports, ip addresses, protocols, etc. There are even options on saving it for later analysis.

There is also an open source command, called "tcpdump", for linux and windows, that you can download. The options are almost the same as snoop, but the dump file format seems to be different. I also believe that the windows version goes by the name "windump".

There is also a GUI tool, called "ethereal", which sits on top of "tcpdump/windump".

I guess you can google for the download and documentation.

Henry
 
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