In this menu you can define the way the display in the protocol window of the Maintenance software works.

If you click on the Enable Protocol command, the protocol window shows all commands that are transferred in the network.

Without knowing further details about the protocol, you can also simply press the appropriate key, especially for key functions. The corresponding command is then shown in the protocol. You can then send it manually or use it in a script.

Use these functions mainly for temporary maintenance. For longer protocol sessions, use the DHD Communication Server (DHDCS).

The Enable Protocol command can be enabled by pressing F4, if a system is selected in the device list. The amount of data shown in the protocol window increases massively, if the protocol function is enabled. At the same time, also the size of the log file is increasing.

Show Protocol Window opens the protocol window. In this window, you can track all sent UDP and TCP/IP messages in the network. Select the Enable Protocol check box to start the recording of the protocol.

If you want to see the messages of the device selected in the list only, select the Filter foreign UDP blocks check box. Click Clear Window to delete all messages in the protocol window. The log file is not affected by this.

In the boxes TCP Block and UDP Block you can enter a TCP/IP or UDP command directly and transfer it into the network, by clicking Send.

All sent commands are saved and available in drop-down menus at the boxes TCP Block and UDP Block to be sent again. If you want to delete all saved commands, click Clear History.

Use this command, to open a text file. This is actually the log file of the DHD Communication Server (DHDCS).

Changes concerning these log files can only be done using the DHDCS. Start the DHDCS or maximise it by double-clicking on the icon in the icon tray. In the Logging/Options menu, on the General tab in the box Log file directory, you can define where the file is saved. On the Filter Settings tab, you can define which data is recorded.

The log file can also be opened by pressing Ctrl+E on your keyboard.

For more Information on Protocol and Log purposes see DHDCS Documentation