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Topic # 14761 19-Jul-2007 04:31
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I apologize if this is a repeat type question.  I searched ther forum but couldn't find the answer I was looking for.

I have a GPS/GPRS device that I can configure to send polling data (Location, speed, etc.) to an IP address.  I've read and understand how to configure the device to connect send this data to a machine.

What I don't know how to do is listen for that data.  I've read some people say develop and app to listen on specific ports, etc. 

Before I start slinging code, I'd much rather see if there is something out there.

WHat I really want to do, is listen for this data and store it in a database on my machine so I can mess with it, plot it, generate reports, etc.

does anyone know how I can setup my pc to listen for this incoming data, then store in in a format I can use?  database, flat file, etc..



thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 78773 19-Jul-2007 09:56
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Welcome to Geekzone... It will depend on this device's specifications (which we don't know).

If it uses a specific port and just a stream of data (NMEA for example) then you will need to code an application to listen on the specific port for that data stream.

If the device provides HTTP verbs (PUT/GET/POST) then you can simply create a script (ASP, ASP .Net, PHP) and put this on a webserver, which already listens on port 80 by default.

Again, the solution will depend on you device's specifications.

 





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