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What is the best windows tool to capture HTTP traffic? [closed]

When you want to capture browser traffic or general windows HTTP traffic what tool do you use?
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Google Chrome: passthrough Windows authentication

The I.T. dept is considering allowing installation and automated deployment of Google Chrome browser to 100+ desktops. One of the requirements is for domain credentials to be passed through. The ...
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Proxy exceptions when using $http_proxy env var?

In a typical browser, when we set a proxy server, we can define a list of hostnames/IP addresses that are not to use the proxy server. How do we accomplish the same thing when using $http_proxy? I ...
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Is there a way to turn off client browser caching for specific websites?

This is a browser agnostic question but we're testing with IE9. One of the web apps our users visit is being randomly cached and changes aren't showing up when they should. No other site has this ...
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Why do browsers not use SRV records?

Why do browsers not use SRV records? It seems like a minimal amount of work and it will make the server-side implementation of reliable websites much simpler. SRV records have been around for ...
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How do other companies handle approved browsers and versions for internal corporate web development hardware?

I am a web developer for a very large IT organization. Our sites see a healthy portion of our traffic from Google Chrome. So as a web developer I have that browser on my development laptop to test our ...
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Is my webserver allowing pre-fetching?

I have an image based website that hosts multiple galleries. When a user clicks one of the images the views property for the particular image is incremented. However, I noticed when using Firefox ...
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Is the Last-Modified HTTP header required for browser caching?

When I unset the Last-Modified header in Apache (ETags are also disabled), Firefox (4.01) will not cache any file regardless of whether I set a future Expires header or enable the Cache-Control ...
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Microsoft Browser Choice in a corporate environment

It seems that Microsoft has enabled their Browser Choice system for EU customers today, several news outlets are reporting end users seeing the message and there are screenshots coming through on ...
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Can't disable Enhanced Security Configuration after upgrading to IE9

I disabled ESC in Server Manager on 2008 R2, originally just for Administrators but have tried to disable it for users and Administrators to try and solve this problem. Despite it being completely ...
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How often does a browser need to perform a DNS lookup for then same site?

How often does a browser need to perform a DNS lookup for the same site?
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What's the modern way to open a URL during logon?

Currently I am using this vbs script during logon to a Windows desktop: Set oIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application") ' This creates a Internet Explorer window oIE.Left = -5000 ...
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HTTP Request Corruption

On a site that receives a very high amount of traffic some small percent of requests come like this: http://cheezburger.com/ScriptResource.axd?d=zaVpgH63ePt90pn</a> ...
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using trickle to slow down browser

according to trickle's man page, http://linux.die.net/man/1/trickle i can limit the download speed of a process, e.g. trickle -u 10 -d 20 ncftp to Launch ncftp(1) limiting its upload capacity to 10 ...
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DNS Round Robin: Do browsers stick to one IP as long as it is online?

How do most browsers behave if they get multiple A-records from the DNS server? Do the stick to one IP as long as it is reachable (and only use another if the IP is down)? Or do they switch all the ...
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Are SSL Client Certificates well supported by all major browsers?

We're thinking of improving the authentication of some critical webpages with client certificates, but we're not sure whether it's a widely used standard. Are SSL Client Certificates well supported ...
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How can I display a webpage fullscreen and prevent any access to that machine?

I need to display a webpage based dashboard for CI in our office. This needs to run fullscreen but all access to that machine (Windows XP) should be disabled. I'd thought of using a screensaver to ...
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Which browser do you prefer from a user-support perspective?

IE works if you're running a Microsoft stack and force automatic updates Firefox is less of an attack vector, but can be harder to support due to the proliferation of extensions users install. ...
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SSL Certificates: Multiple Single Domain vs Wildcard?

I'm my company we want to deploy SSL certificates to some websites we own, and our RADIUS server as well (Cisco ACS). What is the practical difference from acquiring 5-10 single host certificates or ...
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Internet Explorer sometimes only prints the first page

We have a client who prints several pages from a web site. Most of the time it works fine. However, occasionally, Internet Explorer 8 only prints the first page, even when All Pages is selected. ...
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How do I set up my own CA for certs and begin importing it in my Computers and/or browsers

I'd like to set up my own Certificate Authority to sign things that are only used internally. Does anyone have any steps they've used to set up their own CA and begin signing certs. I'd also like to ...
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Requesting better explanation for expires headers

I have successfully implemented expires headers however, for several days I have been stumped by one thing. This article: ...
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I want static content cached, but browsers keep requesting it

I've got an IIS 7.5 site with caching turned on for javascript and css content directories. All requests to these files use a query string with the app version number, so I just want it to cache ...
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PXE bootable browser

I would like to have a system that boots using PXE and only runs a single application: A graphical webbrowser with a hardcoded homepage that loads upon opening. I could use the Knoppix Terminal ...
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Nginx caching webpages? Users have to refresh everytime to see updates on the home and articles

we are having a problem with most of our servers with Nginx +MySQL+PHP-FPM (and WordPress as the CMS): browsers don't show last versions of our webpages. I'll explain it this way: The homepage ...
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Force Reload Image in Web Browser [closed]

I found that sometimes an image won't load fully on my browser, and when I press F5, instead of refetching the image from the server, the browser reloads it from the cache. Is there anyway to force ...
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How browsers handle multiple IPs

Can someone direct me to information on exact browsers behavior when browser gets multiple A records for a given hostname (say ip1 and ip2), and one of them is not accessible. I interested in EXACT ...
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Can you download files on your dedicated server using your computer

I have a dedicated server running CentOS 5, and I have a computer at home that runs windows 7. For a projects I need to download a large set of large files on the server. Now the problem I am facing ...
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How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server

In my company we need to test our website (that we develop), On many browsers including: IE6 IE7 IE8 Safari Firefox 2 Firefox 3 Chrome This is a very time consuming task since we test it in many ...
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Is there away to chain proxy.pac files via URL?

It is necessary for several of our laptops to operate on both our own and customer-based networks. This often involves switching proxy settings, which we did via a custom proxy.pac file at first ...
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1answer
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Firefox SSL security warning [duplicate]

We have a weird issue on one of our sites. The site in question forces https for all traffic but it throws a security error for some users. Different browsers, settings and network environments make ...
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How to make sure clients update their browser cache when my website is updated?

I am using the HTTP 1.1 Cache-Control header to implement client-side caching. Since I update my website only once a month I would like the CSS and JS files to be cached for 30 days with ...
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What is the registry setting required to set Internet Explorer as the default browser?

I guess the title of the question speaks for itself, but ideally we'd like to set registry keys rather than run some kind of tool. That way we can make a script for it. Does anyone know the registry ...
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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser? [closed]

What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser? Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum individual file that will be cached. If ...
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server-side browser emulator? open source preferably

I'm working on an open source library, but some of the functionality requires that I emulate a browser. I hear it's possible to launch an instance of the browser, but if I'm running on linux, I don't ...
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Browser-level DNS settings, to work like the hosts file at system level

The web application we develop is doing certain things depending on the domain and subdomains in the address. To be able to develop and test everything on a local environment, one would need to bind ...
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Outlook Web Access - 3 Pane view using browsers other than Internet Explorer

Why doesn't Outlook Web Access display the 3 pane view when using browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Safari? Specifics: When you access Outlook for the web(specifically Outlook 2003) using Internet ...
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Desktop network throttling for simulating bad connections to web applications on Windows

Any recommendations of Windows software I can use to accomplish simulating poor internet connections for the purposes of testing a web application? Thanks Note I've heard of Linux network kernel ...
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Make NginX serve different pages depending on the IPv4 encoding base

You can access google on 186.215.155.54 , 0xBAD79B36 or 3134692150 (remember to put http:// before if you want to try). How is the base conversion handled by the browser? Is there any way for NginX ...
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redirection made by iptables take effect even after i removed the rule from the chain

for example i added the following rule to the PREROUTING chain: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d 210.210.210.210 -j DNAT --to-destination 200.200.200.200 (lets say that both of the ip addresses are ...
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Why offer both a secured login page and a non-secured login page?

I note that the xp-dev.com website (delegated SVN space) offers a regular HTTP login page but this page then has link to a "secure login" which is a login page but under SSL. I wonder what the point ...
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Setting browser home page administratively

We have a requirement to use a single browser homepage across our whole organisation. This isn't a problem for our IE users, thanks to group policy, but we have several Firefox/Opera/Chrome users, ...
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How can I get Nginx to tell Firefox to cache my content?

The following headers (from a static media response) don't lead to caching in Firefox. In Chrome they do. HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: nginx Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:20:39 GMT Content-Type: ...
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Do browsers count requests from different subdomains as different hostnames?

According to this message in the AWS forums, I should serve my static assets from different hostnames because I can achieve more parallel downloads with the client's browser, do I need a totally ...
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IE enhanced security configuration

I am on Windows Server 2008 R2, and disabled the enhanced security configuration for IE in server manager. I have since upgraded to IE 9, and can no longer disable it. It is set as disabled in ...
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Windows Server 2008 Outbound problem

Our server was compromised a few days ago through a FTP server that we didn't update in time. I think I have it under control now but there's still one issue. Inbound connection are working fine but ...
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I can RDP into server but cannot browse using explorer

Disclaimer: Networking is not my strong point, it is my Achilles' heel. At work I have been given a sandbox server to test my software with, I have full control over the server itself but the ...
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get Sharepoint to default to Save As for Links

SharePoint users are complaining that after logging they are not able to download files. All the files on our site are Microsoft Office files (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). I've recreated this issue: a ...
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Browsers can't handle the real time updates my app is sending, slows everything waay down

Posted this a couple days ago, have made some more progress. Thanks for the help, this is delaying our launch and I'm under a lot of pressure. UPDATE: I don't think it's the server side, I think ...
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How do I fix the applet exceptions on new Tomcat install (with Apache)?

I got my Tomcat install to work and now I can receive JSP generated HTML web pages. However, my applet, that works in 'appletViewer' is throwing exceptions. I suspect one of two area for problems in ...