Stairways releases StreamWatcher 1.0
Perth, Western Australia — 15 August 1997 — Stairways Software, Pty Ltd,
today announced the release of version 1.0 of StreamWatcher, an Open
Transport TCP Stream debugging utility.
What is StreamWatcher?
StreamWatcher allows you to examine the data transmitted through Open
Transport TCP streams. This is useful for debugging network applications
and network problems, learning about networking protocols, or watching for
strange or unwanted TCP traffic.
If you have ever wondered what your computer was saying when it was talking
to other machines on the network, this program is the answer.
StreamWatcher requires a PowerPC (Power Macintosh or clone) and Open
StreamWatcher is shareware, single user licenses cost US$35, site and
company-wide licenses are available.
* StreamWatcher can examine all Open Transport TCP streams (using “OT
AutoPush Support” from Quinn), allowing you to examine networking traffic
for any application on your computer.
* StreamWatcher can display multiple streams simultaneously, either in a
single window, or one stream in each window. This allows you to watch
sessions where many different connections are made (such as a web browser
downloading a page with pictures).
* StreamWatcher can display the stream data in text or binary mode
(automatically or manually).
What People Have Said About StreamWatcher
“Wow! Way cool.” – Rob Chandhok, Beta tester, Aug 1997.
StreamWatcher displays all the data sent through any TCP stream on your
macintosh, whether the connection originated on your Mac or not. It
displays each stream in its own window (or if you prefer, all data can be
directed to a single window).
StreamWatcher can examine any connection without requiring special versions
of applications, so it opens up networking to closer scrutiny. This in turn
allows you to find problems that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Also, because it can watch many streams of data simultaneously, it can
allow you to debug complex problems involving interactions between multiple
clients and servers that might otherwise be very difficult.
About Stairways Shareware
Stairways Shareware was founded and is run by Peter N Lewis. Peter started
Stairways to distribute his extensive range of Macintosh Internet
Peter is probably best known for Anarchie, but he also co-wrote the
Internet Config system with Quinn “The Eskimo”, he was a programmer on
Metrowerks’ Java release and he also authored the most widely used FTP
server for the Macintosh, NetPresenz. Peter is a prolific author of
high-quality Macintosh software.
Stairways Shareware distributes software using the shareware principles:
try before you buy and minimal or no marketing costs. As a result shareware
costs a fraction of the price of most other commercial software. Contact
Peter N Lewis (email@example.com)
Stairways Support (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Press Contact (email@example.com)
World Wide Web (http://www.stairways.com/)
Phone and FAX contact is not available.