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Any way to log Monitor Connection file activity?

I have an old DOS app that runs off a NW6.5 server. It occasionally
locks as it loads, but if left alone for a considerable period, will
eventually load correctly.

It always hangs at the same point, and Monitor shows what files it has
open at that time. However, when we try and spot what happens on a
normal load, the files that are opened and closed as the app opens zip
by too fast to see what they are.

My question is whether or not there is any way to capture or log this
output so as to see exactly what files get touched as the app opens?
This might help me figure out what it chokes on. <g>

Thanks,
Ken
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Re: Any way to log Monitor Connection file activity?

It may be a lot easier simply to take a LAN trace (between the one
workstation and the server) and look at the file request/open packets ...



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Re: Any way to log Monitor Connection file activity?

Hi Peter,

Thanks ... what packets would I be looking for in that case (pardon my
ignorance)?

-- Ken

Peter Kuo wrote:
> It may be a lot easier simply to take a LAN trace (between the one
> workstation and the server) and look at the file request/open packets ...
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Re: Any way to log Monitor Connection file activity?

Using WireShark (www.wireshark.org), you will see packets like this:

No. Time Source Destination Protocol
Info
35 5.250715 10.55.33.2 10.65.1.7 NCP C
Open or Create File or Subdirectory: PUBLIC/WIN32/cw3220.DLL


which indicates what files the workstation (10.55.33.2 in this case) is
requesting from the server, and from the times, you can see where/if there
is a long delay between the request and the response.


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