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News: Lms 1.0. A web based tcpmon like tool to debug webservices

  1. Lms is an acronym for Logging Meta Service; its goal and use are very similar to the Axis' TCP monitor's goals: it logs any TCP communication and gives developers the opportunity to review any request. Just as Axis' TCP monitor is, Lms is particularly useful in debugging SOAP communication operating like a transparent proxy and logging any HTTP traffic (header and body). The most important Lms added value is that it is a web application accessible from all developer team members using a common browser; moreover, Lms hasn't Axis' limitation of requiring an AWT-compatible environment. Lms is a JBoss-deployable application (an EAR) and has a jmx mbean as application core and a Seam user interface to make its use easier. In the user interface you have to bind a symbolic name to a real HTTP address (in most cases a ws endpoint address). You can start/stop the logging functionality (in stopped logging mode Lms acts just like a proxy), delete the binding, clean all communication logs. See the original blog post describing the idea: http://www.javalinux.it/blogs/index.php?title=lms_released&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 And here you can download it from Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=202353

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  2. Is there anything specific to JBoss that prohibits this from being run on other app servers?
  3. It is supposed to run on any app server supporting "JBoss Seam" and jmx. At the moment we tested it only on JBoss AS. We plan to test deployment on tomcat for next version. Which other AS have you in mind?
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    I was wondering about the WebLogic AS myself. Sounds like you're early in the cycle ... just wondering what your plans might be for WLS ? thx
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    I was wondering about the WebLogic AS myself. Sounds like you're early in the cycle ... just wondering what your plans might be for WLS ?

    thx
    We think Lms could be evolved to deploy on any jmx and servlets compatible ApllicationServer. We would be glad to have community contributions adapting and testing Lms for a specific AS. If you are interested in contributing for WLS please contact me. Our first goal is to test in on Tomcat, but we contribution for other AS are welcome.