Test Remote Asynchronous Request Response services by Martien van den Akker
A few years ago, I described how you can test Asynchronous Request Response services.
The thing with Asynchronous Request Response services is, as I used to describe it, that they’re in essence two complementary Request-Only (Fire and Forget) services. That is, the client submits a request to the Asynchronous Request Response service, and at a certain point waits for the response by listening to an endpoint.
To make this work, the responding Asynchronous Request Response service should be told, which endpoint it should call with the response and which correlation id should be used. The WS-Addressing standard is used for that. All nicely explained in the before mentioned article.
In most customer-cases the problem is that your Client SoapUI or ReadyAPI project should catch the response, but the service is running on a SOA Suite in the datacenter and is not allowed to get to your local machine.
MobaXterm makes it very easy to create a tunnel. You can have a remote tunnel, that enables a local listening endpoint, that forwards every request to a remote service. Very handy if you have a Vagrant project with only a NAT NetworkAdapter, where Vagrant enabled a ssh endpoint on port 2222. You can easily create a Local tunnel on port 7101, for instance, to the remote ssh session on port 2222, that enables you to get to the weblogic console on the remote VM running on http://darlin-vce:7101/console. To create a tunnel, just open the MobaSSHTunnel – Grahpical port forwarding tool: Read the complete article here.
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