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I'm trying to build a web client for an HTTPS website. I think I've done everything right, yet obviously I get a different result in the browser than with my crawler.

As far as I understand, there is no way to examine an SSL packet. But, I'm not sure I'm right on this so I'm looking for verification. Presumably SSL traffic goes through some SSL-specific library (openssl) and not everyone re-invents this wheel. Is here anyway I can get wireshark or something to work with it to intercept traffic so I can compare the headers of my client, and Firefox.

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Wireshark can decrypt SSL if you have the RSA key for the certificate used by the server. Instructions can be found here.

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