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This is an introduction about how the RIBO TDS monitor utility work and for what he can be used. 


Ribo is a diagnostic utility tool that traces Tabular Data Stream™ (TDS) traffic flow between a TDS client and a TDS server like Adaptive Server Enterprise.

The Ribo utility captures, translates, and displays the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol flowing between a TDS client and a TDS server. TDS clients include jConnect™ for JDBC™, isql, Adaptive Server® Enterprise ODBC driver, and Open Client™. TDS servers include Adaptive Server Enterprise, Adaptive Server Anywhere, Sybase® IQ, and Open Server™.

Ribo will be usefull for:

  • Capture a TDS protocol stream to a file.
  • Translate a captured file to the TDS protocol’s text representation.
  • Capture a TDS protocol’s stream to a file and translate the protocol’s text representation to the screen or a GUI window.

Note: Captured TDS protocol data saved to a file contains sensitive user authentication information and may contain confidential company or customer data. To protect this confidential data from unauthorized or accidental disclosure, the files containing captured data must be properly protected using file permissions or encryption.



Before you use Ribo, set up the environment.

Make sure that you have execute permission on the UNIX script. At the command prompt where the Ribo files are installed, type:

  • chmod +x Ribo
  • Install JRE 1.4.2 or later.
  • Set the JAVA_HOME and RIBO_HOME environment variables. 
  • For example: set RIBO_HOME=c:\jutils-3_0\ribo set JAVA_HOME=c:\jdk1.4.2

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