I am using AXIS TCPMonitor to monitor my soap requests and soap response for all the web service deployed on my machine i.e. localhost. But I dont know how to configure AXIS TCPMonitor to monitor my request soap messsage and response soap messagefor monitoring say a remote host 66.32.444.232 and port 88 which exposes a web service. If I open my AXIS TCPMonitor applet, what does "Act as a ... proxy" radio button mean ?
A proxy is a host that's between you and another host, and relays the message as if you'd targeted the remote host.
If you're trying to see your requests and responses to the remote host using TCPMonitor, set it up with 'Act as a listener'. Set the target hostname to the remote IP, the target port to the remote port, set a listener port, and send your SOAP queries to the listener port on your local machine. It should work.
Are u trying to access a server outside your corporate network? In that case try starting the TCPMON with the parameters: -Dhttp.proxyHost=<ur proxy server> -Dhttp.proxyPort=80 -Dhttp.proxyUser=<user id> -Dhttp.proxyPassword=<password> Ashutosh