I am trying to send a query through a port(4074) from an Alteon switch to health check the database. However I am coming unstuck with the syntax. How does Sybase recieve queries through this port. The switch doesn't/can't run any Sybase client on it and I don't believe it has any ODBC app either.

In testing I can telnet to the port but after sending more than five characters onr <return> more than four time it closes the connection.

Am I trying to do the impossible?