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Re: [OT] recording and replaying HTTP requests

From: A. Craig West <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:57:50 -0500

2009/2/9 Mohun Biswas <>:
> Gisle Vanem wrote:
>> "Mohun Biswas" <> wrote:
>>> This is a little off topic and I hope people won't mind. Does anyone know
>>> of a tool for recording HTTP traffic and playing it back?
>> On what platform?
> It's a little hard to say. I use many platforms but since this is for
> generic users, it would be reasonable to assume that some of them have only
> Windows.
>> How about tcpdump [1] and tcpreplay [2]?
>> [1]
>> [2]
> Thank you - I hadn't been thinking in terms of general TCP recording, I'd
> been thinking of a higher-level HTTP-specific technique, but of course
> you're right that these would do the job. They do apparently run on Windows
> under Cygwin.
> Given these to start with I was able to come up with a couple of similar
> tools: Tomahawk ( and Traffic Replay
> (, a commercial product.

Another one to look at is Wireshark (
formerly known as Ethereal. It runs on pretty much every platform, I
believe, and can record at almost any level of abstraction you care to
Received on 2009-02-09