"Why Can't I Connect?" TCP/IP socket application

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"Why Can't I Connect?" TCP/IP socket application

Post by cohmstede » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:10 pm

"Why Can't I Connect?" makes it easier to resolve TCPIP connection errors. You may select common server types or create a generic client to connect to any type of server. You may also create a generic server to mimic a listening socket on any available port. "Why Can't I Connect?" traces through every step of the process, reports error codes and text, and gives possible solutions.

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I've released this application in Windows and Linux, open source, GPLv3. I'm hosting on Sourceforge. Here are the links:

Web page:
http://wciconnect.sourceforge.net/

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

Expect many updates, I already have new functionality in development.
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Re: Why Can't I Connect?

Post by cohmstede » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:35 pm

Release 1.1.0 is now available.
I've added IMAP, POP3, and SMTP to the common servers I connect to.

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Re: Why Can't I Connect?

Post by cohmstede » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Release 1.2.0 is now available.

I've added html help files.

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Re: Why Can't I Connect?

Post by cohmstede » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:50 pm

Release 1.3.0 is now available.

I've added bridging to this release.
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Bridging allows you to insert “Why Can't I Connect?” between an existing client and server and trace / analyze / diagnose the conversation between the two.
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See the help files for a more detailed description and instructions.

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Re: Why Can't I Connect?

Post by evstevemd » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:48 am

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Re: "Why Can't I Connect?" TCP/IP socket application

Post by cohmstede » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:48 pm

Release 1.4.0 is now available.

In this release I've added the ability to open a range of servers (1000 in Unix / Linux, 10,000 in Windows.) This is handy for finding out exactly what ports you have open and who is trying to scan / connect to you. Check the help files for instructions / restrictions.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

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Re: "Why Can't I Connect?" TCP/IP socket application

Post by cohmstede » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:54 am

Release 1.5.0 is now available.

In this release I've added IRC (Internet Relay Chat), LDAP, and Usenet to the Common menu and toolbar.

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

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Release 1.5.1

Post by cohmstede » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:35 pm

Release 1.5.1 is now available

In this release:

1. Added the ability to set application preferences. The parameters set start up values as well as application behavior. Preferences run from basic to advanced. See the help files for details

2. Added context sensitive help.

3. Created a Knowledge Base Wiki and added access via the Help Menu. The Knowledge Base Wiki is a central location to request enhancements, report bugs, ask questions, and check for solutions.

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Release 1.6.0

Post by cohmstede » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:05 pm

Release 1.6.0 is now available.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

In this release I've:
1. Added a tool for resolving names to IP addresses and IP addresses to names.
2. Added a progress gauge during the connection process.
3. Fixed a bug that would rarely misformat a trace.

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Release 1.6.1

Post by cohmstede » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:25 am

Release 1.6.1 is now available.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

In this release I've:

1. Improved the find function to search in text or hexadecimal and find across rows in send and receive traces.

2. Added the application preference to set bridge tracing to show send details only, receive details only, or both send and receive details.

3. Fixed a bug that would occasionally lose track of the log file name.

4. Added the application preferences to show line numbers for the viewable and / or log file traces.

5. Narrowed down the error trace possible causes to be more responsive to the returned error code.

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Release 1.6.2

Post by cohmstede » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:18 am

In this release:

I've added multi-language support. The language can be changed in the application preferences. I now support Chinese (simplified character set), English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Please help me out, I have created a section in the Knowledge Base for corrections to my translations.

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Release 1.6.3

Post by cohmstede » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:00 am

This fixes a very annoying bug that loses the selected language when re-entering the Preferences Dialog.

The language can now be selected for the application language and the trace language. I commonly use this application for remote debugging. Now the user can run the application in their native language and still create and send me a trace in my native language.

To do: I'm currently translating the help files and should have them done by the next release. I considered the bug fix to important to wait.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

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Release 1.6.4

Post by cohmstede » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:05 am

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

In this release I've:
1. Translated the help files and created screen captures in the appropriate languages.
2. Added a trace extent selection dialog after creating / changing the log file.

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Release 1.7.0

Post by cohmstede » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:15 am

Release 1.7.0 is now available. In this release I've:

Fixed a bug that sometimes lost the language after it is initially selected when the application is started for the first time.

Added a tool that searches the computer for ports in use / connected ports, listening ports, reserved ports, and all ports that can not bind. This is a handy way to find what is / isn't running on your computer.

Added Dutch and Italian to the supported languages. I now support Chinese (simplified character set), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Switched the HTML help files to use embedded images. This dramatically reduces the number of files I need to install.

Changed the application, while running in Windows operating systems, to use a more efficient socket close.

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http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

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Release 1.7.1

Post by cohmstede » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:48 pm

In this release I've:

1. Fixed a bug that would cause a crash in Windows operating systems while trying to find text containing a wide string (extended character sets for multiple languages.) This will probably fix other bugs that I have not discovered.

2. Added Czech, Danish, and Polish to the supported languages. I now support Chinese(simplified character set), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

3. Added a Progress / Cancel dialog while sending the contents of a file.

4. Added support for VPATH in Linux / Unix builds (thank you Matej Tyc.)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wciconnect/

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