I'd like a way to monitor and/or record the textstream that passes through my modem with a view to

(1) programming a simple, even dos-level, application to initiate seraches on the web by pretending that it's me sitting at a netscape window and

(2) programming a simple, even dos-level, application to monitor the results that come back, specifically if "sorry no hits" is NOT found (then there was at least one hit) and a BELL is rung, or whataver.


This is not a paying proposition; it's just curiousity value for me.