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  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top is the free proxy service I use to access the web. Its comes in two parts: the client and the service. Is there any way that I can dissect the client to see whether it uses any type of standard protocol to connect to the servers? I would like to be able to access the service from another client, specifically one that would run on linux. Now, depending on how you look at this, it might not be programming related, but I think that, depending on the solution, it could be.

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Use Wireshark to see what's happening at the network level.

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Do you think you could give me some pointers in how to use it and what to look for in terms of clues to what protocol it uses? THanks. – Joe Jul 5 '09 at 9:06
Just run it, and it will figure out what protocol is being used - it'll almost certainly be a standard one. One useful tip for using Wireshark is Right-click / Follow Stream. – RichieHindle Jul 5 '09 at 9:25

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