NOTE: the product described in this section is no longer generally available, but can be made available on an as-is, exception basis for customers still supporting a legacy OS/2 install base. Please contact Golden Code Development.

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Network Trace Network Trace for OS/2® is software designed to reduce the cost of ownership of your OS/2 network.  It enables any OS/2 machine on your network to capture all network traffic to a file for later analysis.  Network Trace makes it easy to gather traces, whether on your local segment, or on the most remote segment of your WAN.  You can now have the benefit of a hardware network probe on each of your network segments, but with a software-only implementation.  You leverage the hardware you already have, and the software is deployed easily through standard software distribution.

What's New in Version 1.1?

Version 1.1 of Network Trace for OS/2, released June 9, 2000 was specifically designed to address the needs of customers with very high network traffic conditions. Numerous enhancements have been made to improve the product's usability, versatility, and performance. The most notable include:

  • Service Mode. This mode of operation was added to address the needs of clients with:
    • network segments with very heavy traffic
    • integrated Network Trace installations on Ethernet
    Service Mode leverages a new architecture, allowing much higher performance than the product's original design, now termed "Protocol" Mode. The result is the virtual elimination of frame loss, even during very high network utilization. In addition, this architecture allows Ethernet frames outbound from a tracing machine to be captured, removing a critical limitation of the original design.
  • Additional Tested Hardware. The new IBM 16/4 Token-Ring CardBus Adapter has been added to the list of tested network hardware. With this addition, Network Trace for OS/2 can be used to take promiscuous traces of Token-Ring networks from a notebook computer.
  • New and Improved Diagnostic Tools. The product's suite of diagnostic utilities has been expanded and improved to offer better assistance in planning, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Enhanced Message Handling. All error and status messages have been updated for greater clarity and precision.
  • Expanded Documentation. The online User Manual and Technical Reference has been reorganized and expanded to provide more comprehensive and complete information for planning, installation, configuration, usage, and problem determination. Numerous tips and techniques for managing challenging tracing situations have been added.
  • Full Support for IBM LAN Systems NDIS Extensions.

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