[Mongrel] Newbie Question: Can I setup mongrel as a proxy between a browser and the web?

Brandorr brandorr at opensolaris.org
Sat Feb 9 00:54:43 EST 2008


If you are willing to test with a Windows client, there are two very useful
utilities available: http://www.pocketsoap.com/tcptrace/ and
http://www.pocketsoap.com/tcptrace/pt.aspx (Proxy trace is probably what you
are looking for. You run it on your local machine, and just configure your
browser to use localhost as your proxy. It works with any browser, as they
all support forward proxies.)

Cheers,
Brian

On Feb 6, 2008 7:20 PM, Arash Nikkar <anikkar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
>
> I wish I could use something like that (in fact, I often use firebug to
> see what is actually going on), but I am trying to build something that is
> browser independent.
>
> Ideally, what I am looking for is something which just listens to all the
> traffic going into and out of a browser (using whatever protocol) and do
> some analysis on that traffic (even if that means I need to duplicate all
> the data elsewhere on my disk). but alas, I come from a desktop background
> and I am not that well versed in web related issues. So I suppose I will
> just take baby steps (with your guy's help, if you dont mind.)
>
> --arash
>
>
> On Feb 6, 2008 3:57 PM, Steve Midgley <public at misuse.org> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > >Message-ID:
> > >         <61ddf71e0802061132i59a5b05fy7df5c74e6cc1be02 at mail.gmail.com>
> > >Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> > >
> > >I am trying to create a proxy which I can route my browser requests
> > >through
> > >in order to gather information on the web page loading.  At this time
> > >I am
> > >particularly interested in the many GET requests associated with
> > >loading a
> > >single web page. Note: This does not have anything to do with rails,
> > >my goal
> > >is to run a ruby app in the background, set firefox to proxy all
> > >requests
> > >through it, log those requests, then return the fulfilled request back
> > >to
> > >the browser (i.e. the web page still loads in the browser).
> >
> > Hi Arash,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Mongrel-users mailing list
> > Mongrel-users at rubyforge.org
> > http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/mongrel-users
> >
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Mongrel-users mailing list
> Mongrel-users at rubyforge.org
> http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/mongrel-users
>



-- 
- Brian Gupta

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/nycosug/

http://www.genunix.org/wiki/index.php/OpenSolaris_New_User_FAQ
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/mongrel-users/attachments/20080209/a70f868e/attachment.html 


More information about the Mongrel-users mailing list