2.6 IDS Trace Settings

The IDS Trace settings let you configure Analyzer’s trace environment. To access these settings from the IDS Trace view, click Preferences in the IDS Trace toolbar.

The IDS Trace settings let you specify three parameters:

Table 2-12 IDS Trace Settings




Specifies font characteristics for the IDS trace, including font, font size, and font style. Click Change Font to modify these settings.


Specifies the level of detail to display in the IDS trace. The default trace level is 3, which is verbose and can cause performance problems. Only use it when troubleshooting the IDS connection. To improve performance, reduce the trace level to 1 for use during regular operations.

Maximum line to retain

Specifies the length of the IDS trace, in lines of text, before the trace starts dropping the oldest trace entries.