WebScarab : Java Glossary


OWASP Webscarab gets between your browser and your server (and reports on the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) conversations going back and forth). It can also deal with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This is a higher level, more convenient, interface than the Ethernet IP (Internet Protocol) packet level, but less general. It is written in pure Java and hence will run on any platform. If you have your jar extension set up correctly, all you need to do is click the downloaded jar to run. You don’t need any sort of install, since it has a Main-Class entry in the manifest. It has no instructions. Here is are the two tricks to making it work:
  1. Set up the proxy to localhost:8009, not to the port you are trying to snoop on.
  2. You need to open a session by clicking on File ⇒ New before WebScarab starts to capture things.

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