TCP Proxy Utility
date of this writing there was no terminal client capable of connecting to
named pipes on Windows (neither locally nor remotely). There may be various reasons for such type
of access. In my case I was doing
some kernel debugging on Linux/Solaris virtual machines that were running
under supervision of VMware(or Virtual PC) software and I needed to access Guest OS serial
consoles (virtual com ports emulated as named pipes) from the Host OS or
remotely using TCP connection.
Pipe TCP Proxy - utility which provides access to named pipes on Windows (special
files with names built using the following rule
-\\<server_name>\pipe\<pipe_name>) via TCP/IP. Utility has intuitive
GUI and allows to create "tcp port" <=> "named
pipe" mappings. To access certain named pipe you need to create such a
mapping and then connect to assigned tcp port using any terminal client program.
For example one may access named pipe locally by issuing the following
telnet 127.0.0.1 <TcpPort>
where TcpPort is the port assigned in the
GUI for a given named pipe.
software is provided as is. Use it at your own risk. Author does not take any
responsibility for anything related to aforementioned utility.
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in spite of paragraph above, I'll be glad to get feedback on the subject.
Proposals, ideas and bug reports are highly appreciated. You may contact me