TcpTrace is a native Win32 alternative for the tcpTunnelGUI solution that can be used as a tunnel between a client and a server.
Runs out of the box
The application does not have to installed on the system because it can be easily launched after extracting the content of the downloaded archive by double-clicking on the executable file.
At each run, TcpTrace prompts for setting up the communication channel with the remote system; these include providing a listening port along with the address and port of the destination server.
Leaving most of the options to the default and modifying only the address of the remote server leads to forwarding the traffic from the defined local port to the remote server.
This is also the step where you can enable the creation of a log file and set its name and storage location.
View the details of the operation
As soon as all this information becomes available the application begins the tracing operation and shows the details (source IP, time and amount of traffic in and out) in the main application screen.
Additional options available in the application include the possibility to display the NULL markers as well as enabling fixing of line feeds. You can also change the properties of the font and choose a different type, style and size.
Simple, easy to use tunneler
TcpTrace is a simple tool and it does not require any effort to run properly. It just needs to be configured the right way and it should carry out the job automatically. According to the developer the product should work with all text based Internet protocols.