[Mongrel] Newbie Question: Can I setup mongrel as a proxy between a browser and the web?
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Wed Feb 6 18:57:36 EST 2008
At 12:39 PM 2/6/2008, mongrel-users-request at rubyforge.org wrote:
>Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:32:16 -0800
>From: "Arash Nikkar" <anikkar at gmail.com>
>Subject: [Mongrel] Newbie Question: Can I setup mongrel as a proxy
> between a browser and the web?
>To: mongrel-users at rubyforge.org
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>I am trying to create a proxy which I can route my browser requests
>in order to gather information on the web page loading. At this time
>particularly interested in the many GET requests associated with
>single web page. Note: This does not have anything to do with rails,
>is to run a ruby app in the background, set firefox to proxy all
>through it, log those requests, then return the fulfilled request back
>the browser (i.e. the web page still loads in the browser).
You may have interest in coding a solution to this, for your own
reasons. I totally support those inclinations! :) I'm going to go a
little off-topic with an idea though:
Personally, I use "Tamper Data"
(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/966) within FireFox to
handle this type of thing. It's a most excellent resource: it's like a
wire sniffer at the HTTP level only. It supports decoding request data
and tracking POST, GET and Ajax stuff.
It's been invaluable for me in some circumstances - I hope the
reference is helpful.
p.s. It's been particularly helpful in trapping precisely certain live
GET & Ajax requests which I then convert into testing requests to
re-create the errors.
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