Monitoring another programs output with VB program

Posted on 2004-10-08
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Is it possible to monitor a programs output from a vb program? I want to create an anti-cheat system for certain games.
Question by:rentonc
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If you can pipe or redirect the output to a file it is. Simply read the file from within VB.
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>>Is it possible to monitor a programs output from a vb program

where the output goes to? TCP/TP, file ?

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It's the tcp output of the game. So i will have to read the output from that. It doesn't use a file. I want to monitor tcpip traffic and interchanges for the online multiplayer game in realtime.

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AjithJose earned 2000 total points
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You can implement a proxy service in vb to monitor tcp/ip traffic between game and its server. You need to get information regarding the ports used by the game/server. Then create a winsock server program which listens locally on server port and then relay the data through your monitoring routine to the server.

Sample vb code is available at the url:



You can easily adapt these code just by changing port numbers

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