Warren Murray wrote: > Please excuse my innocent on the topic of Java. I have been been > challenged to put together a web-based Java application that will > monitor a Java application and listen for events that have past. > Basically, it's an event monitor. I have search high and low for > something similar. Wow. high and low used to be crawling with that stuff -- who took it all away? :-) OK, sorry. JMX -- Java Management eXtensions -- is what you're looking for. Here's a short introductory article: <http://www.oracle.com/technology/oramag/oracle/04-may/o34dev_trends.html> :: and if you search for 'JMX' on sourceforge.net, you'll find that there's a few folks ahead of you :-) HTH! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.