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I have two server one of them sends message in xml format to another server. The number of message varies i.e from 10000/sec to 1 million per second. The other end receives and stores it as file. Both of them are in same network.

I found that some of the files are missing and in log from sending server I got that the message is sent. How do I check if it is lost in network? I cannot track it down in receiving end as it's old application.

Should I use ntop like solution to track down traffic? Any other solution to track message to specific port and visualize it?

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  • Whole files don't get lost in the network. You may lose some packets, but depending on the transport protocol used, that probably won't be a problem. You should edit your question to provide a network diagram and the network device configurations. Questions about servers, applications, and protocols above OSI layer-4 are explicitly off topic. – Ron Maupin Jun 9 '16 at 2:43
  • @RonMaupin Is there any tool like wireshark that can mirror application level communication. – kinkajou Jun 9 '16 at 3:44
  • As @RonMaupin indicated, questions about protocols above OSI layer 4, as application messages are, are off topic here. So are product recommendations. – Teun Vink Jun 9 '16 at 4:39