# Axis TCPMon plugin for IntelliJ
Published on 12-07-2018

TCPMon is a good TCP/IP tool to intercept the traffic that is being passed and shows the payload of the traffic. Sometimes when you are passing a cookie, or some other meta data you want to be sure if everything is being passed correctly. The tool also allows to simulate a slow connection. Which is ideal to reproduce timeout and/or performance issues.

TCPMon is not supported anymore but it is still one of the most populair tools out here. If you have a better alternative, feel free to mention them.

You can install TCPMon in IntelliJ as a plugin and it will appear in your toolbar.

Steps:

  1. Configure the port you want to listen
  2. Configure the target hostname and url
  3. Click Add

Now when you make requests to port 8081, it will redirect to 127.0.0.1:8080. You will see the following output