wsmonitor (Web Services Monitor) is a light-weight SOAP and HTTP traffic monitor. This tool intercepts and logs the SOAP messages and HTTP headers between a sender and a receiver and displays them nicely formatted in a graphical user interface.
The tool uses port-forwarding to capture the traffic. In simple language, when the tool is started it listens on
listenPort port on localhost and brings up a display window. A sender originally sending request to
http://targetHost:targetPort/somepath now sends the request to
http://localhost:listenPort/somepath. The wsmonitor then forwards the request received at
targetHost:targetPort., without any alteration of the message. In between, it captures all the inbound and outbound SOAP and HTTP traffic and displays in a nicely formatted way in the wsmonitor window.
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