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Posted By:   Thomas_Ailleret
Posted On:   Monday, June 6, 2005 11:35 AM

Hi,


I'm a new java and linux user, and I'd like to spy the requests & answers that my computer and the http-server send to each other. (in order to know the exact sentences, by example when filling a form etc...)


Does someone know where I can find a programm that does such a thing ?


Thanks in advance


Tom.

Re: spying http-requests

Posted By:   Stephen_Ostermiller  
Posted On:   Thursday, July 21, 2005 06:50 AM

There are many packet sniffers for Linux. The most popular GUI packet sniffer is Ethereal. I find the interface a bit confusing and I prefer to use a command line packet sniffer called ngrep.


If the requests are being made by a browser, my suggestion would be to use Firefox with the Live HTTP Headers extension installed.

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