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Is it possible to have Access monitor a network port? Then if it
"sees" anything to import it to a table?

Nov 13 '05 #1
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The program you are looking for is called a "Packet Sniffer". There
are quite a few of them around.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Sorry I was not nearly as detailed as I should have been. Basically
the server sends ASCII text teletypes out on port 4433 to a specific IP
address this computer will automatically print out these messages (Hard
coded to do that unable to change) I need to build a program that will
listen on port 4433 for the text stream parse it out and write it to a
table. I have a semi working system that can take a text file with the
same data parse it and write it but I can't figure out how to monitor
the port.

Chuck Grimsby wrote:
The program you are looking for is called a "Packet Sniffer". There
are quite a few of them around.


Nov 13 '05 #3

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That gets a bit more problematical.

You'll have to use the Windows Sockets API controls, or probably for
ease of use, the MS WinSock OCX control. I'd probably go with the OCX
control, as experiance has taught me that (unlike other OCX controls),
it's fairly stable.

There's a fairly good help file that comes with the WinSock OCX
(downloadable from Microsoft.com) that should give you a good leg up on
the project.

Nov 13 '05 #4

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