[nSLUG] Need to watch Telnet session

Paul Russell prussellster at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 11:54:18 ADT 2014


Thanks, George.

I hadn't considered a packet sniffer, rather I had added a couple of layers
of complexity first. That suggestion was a huge help.

And no, there were no communications. It seems I have some work to do.

Paul


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:49 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Paul Russell <prussellster at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I'm looking for a (gasp) Windows or an Ubuntu solution for a bit of a
>> communication problem that I've got.
>>
>> I'm working with a company that is developing a custom hardware device
>> that connects to an IP at port 3100. This is currently in the middle of
>> development, and I have no idea if it is actually connecting or not.
>>
>> My role is to write a server to process the data that it sends.
>>
>> At this point I need to ensure that it's sending data at all.
>>
>> I figured that some sort of terminal emulation server would work, where I
>> could see the data that was coming in, live, and then type in some response
>> data and have that sent back to the device. Unfortunately I haven't found
>> anything that will do that, and I'm not confident enough in the PHP program
>> that I've written to take care of this.
>>
>
> Sound like you want a simple "custom hardware device" emulator that can be
> used to test your PHP program.
>
>
>>  Do you know of a program, that runs in either Windows or Ubuntu (I
>> don't have any other distros set up), that will let me do this?
>>
>
> As others have mentioned, a packet sniffer will be useful to see if the
> device is sending packets, and also helpful later for debugging when things
> are close to working.  You might find the book "Foundations of Python
> Network Programming"
> by B. Rhodes and J. Goerzen useful.  They have examples of simple client
> and server programs that you could use as the basis of a test framework.
>
>
>
>>
>> Any help is appreciated
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Paul
>>
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>> Paul Russell
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>> President, Sackville Cobequid PC Association
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