Jon’s Radio Comments

December 8, 2006

General-purpose intermediation

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  1. hi jon,

    disclaimer : I’m a developer.

    We develop for I.E and we use Fiddler as the user friendly proxy for capturing and replaying HTTP requests.
    Mindreef is excellent but can get expensive(since it’s an annual subscription).

    Also, Ethereal (or its new avatar WireShark) can be useful in doing the same job. And Wireshark is available on many platforms ONLY it is not userfriendly. If I have to use it, I will use it but if there are more user friendly alternatives, I’d use those.

    I look forward to Fiddler for Firefox. One of the things that I don’t like about current Firefox plugins is that all the plugins are IN-PROCESS extensions. We need more and more of OUT-OF-PROCESS extensions (just like Brendan Eich’s posting http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roadmap/archives/2006/10/mozilla_2.html hinted at) like Fiddler. Whether I want those plugins OR not for all my apps(tabs), they are forced on me.

    It will be nice if the plugins do work only when I ask them to.

    I look forward to the next geek who will build the HTTP PROXY equivalent of Mark Russinovich’s excellent Regmon, FileMon tools (which are very efficient in monitoring registry and file acceses). In terms of architecture, a HTTP proxy would be similar. Will Microsoft ever release Filemon’s source ?

    BR,
    ~A

    Comment by anjan bacchu — December 8, 2006 @ 10:09 am | Reply


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