The Connection Log provides a simple way to view TCP connections for the mainframe TCP stack. You do not have to run programs against the live SMF datasets.
Why would someone want a Connection Log? You may want to see who is using the TCP/IP network. A user may be having problems connecting to an application or you may want to make sure that activity is indeed happening for a particular application. You may also be having problems with connection failures. Some applications if they are running out of capacity will send a reset to terminate the connection. You may want to know if all connections for an application for the last 10 minutes have terminated with a reset.
You may not want to use certain versions of the SSL/TLS protocol, because it has known security flaws. You may want to use only certain cipher suites, because the others are no longer considered secure. Connection Log will let you see whenever someone starts a secure connection which is not approved.
The Connection Log shows you all TCP activity as it happens.
Connection Log is a pure mainframe application.
Here is a Case Study of how Connection Log can help you find and SOLVE problems on your network. All the reports in the Case Study are from the Connection Log product.
How can Connection Log help you?
- Warn you of failing connections.
- Warn you of retransmissions on network hardware or circuits.
- Alert you to connections which are transmitting excessive data.
- Warn you of response time problems.
- Alert you to an application which is reaching its capacity limits.
- See which users have used your TCP applications (MQSeries, FTP, TN3270, etc.).
- Alert you to AT-TLS problems.
Connection Log provides a simple way to view TCP connections for the mainframe TCP stack. If you need to know about all of your TCP activity as it happens, you need Connection Log
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