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Does anyone know of a website that can accept a TCP/IP socket connection and show data sent to it? There are many sites that can display HTTP transactions and many installable programs that can do this, but I haven't been able to find an online version.

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I've used this online tool for socket testing earlier. Can you have a look at http://demos.kaazing.com/echo/?

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Can it be on your local network? If so, you can check out the various example programs at Rosetta and run whatever language you are most comfortable with. Tweak it to the port of your choice, and perhaps instead of echoing, have it output the data to a file or local terminal if you want a better way to access the data.

  • Unfortunately it can't be the local network as it's a GPRS module that I'm testing. I could get it to 'talk' to my gateway but I'm sure it wouldn't do anything sensible with a raw socket connection :-) – VicB Jan 29 '15 at 13:28
  • I suppose you could put it external, but you'd have to be aware that anyone could reach it then. But that's exactly what you want, I think. – corsiKa Jan 29 '15 at 15:08
  • Yes, that wouldn't be a concern - I suppose if it did exist it would be a very vulnerable site! Portquiz link is close to what I'm looking for - I can establish a connection to it. – VicB Jan 29 '15 at 16:17
  • but why won't you build a network in your lab to simulate the internet? add a few routers, define the routing rules and build a very simple application to accept your calls – Rsf Jan 29 '15 at 16:31
  • I'm offsite (long story.. I'm slightly incapacitated!) so only have a home network. That has a Sky router, which I could 'talk' to but I'm not sure how I would then get it to forward traffic to a local PC? I can open it up for incoming connections.. not sure what to do then. A web/app company is doing the server side .. but they are not ready yet so was trying to do some testing independent of them. – VicB Jan 29 '15 at 17:17

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