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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.
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by:fds_fatboy
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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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by:EDDYKT
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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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by:rentonc
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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:

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=55820&lngWId=1

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=11679&lngWId=1

You can easily adapt these code just by changing port numbers
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