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What would be a good option to troubleshoot an interaction of browser with a server besides wireshark?
I mean being able to see what the browser sends and receives.
Is firebug a good alternative or is it only for css and the html useful?

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closed as not constructive by Michael Hampton, MDMarra, joeqwerty, Shane Madden, gWaldo May 16 '13 at 19:22

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Welcome to Server Fault. Unfortunately, we really don't do product, service and learning material recommendations here. – Michael Hampton May 16 '13 at 19:06
@MichaelHampton:This is not learning material request or service request or product.I just ask what other collegues. Not what is the best to buy or compare products etc – user76678 May 16 '13 at 19:10
Perhaps you could clarify your question. Are you looking for techniques to troubleshoot HTTP applications without sniffing the network / recording packets? There are debugging environments built into all modern browsers that may help trace or you could use an intercepting proxy like ZAP. – adric May 16 '13 at 19:15
@user76678, so what is your question? It sure looks like this. What product (piece of software) can I use to capture data. The word product is meant to be generic, and include software, (free or non-free), hardware, services, and so on. Serverfault is about answering technical problems, not being a human powered search engine to help you find software/hardware/etc. – Zoredache May 16 '13 at 21:58

If you're looking for something HTTP specific, I recommend Fiddler2. It dissects HTTP traffic in very useful ways, does HTTPS decryption, supports Firefox and IE, and can even resend previous HTTP requests or modify them before resending.

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To name a few you can try, Ettercap and Kismet are good CLI based sniffers too.

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