Improved version of STRACE and HTTPREPLAY

New version of STRACE and HTTPREPLAY have been posted on Microsoft’s download center : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d25ba362-c17b-4d80-a677-1faff862e629&displaylang=en http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F5EC767F-27F2-4FB3-90A5-4BF0D5F4810A&displaylang=en In addition to a couple of fixes, the following features have been added to HTTPREPLAY : Fiddler (http://www.fiddlertool.com/fiddler/) traces can be replayed both HTTP requests and responses are extracted from a STRACE log (/XTRACT switch) the SENDFILE utility provided can…

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Using STRACE and HTTPREPLAY with Firefox

Some people have asked me if the STRACE and HTTPREPLAY tools can be used with other browsers than Internet Explorer like Mozilla Firefox. The answer to this question is “Yes”. You can generate a STRACE log with Firefox by creating the following batch file (straceff.cmd) file in the c:\program files\strace directory : @echo offset FFPATH=”%programfiles%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”set STRACEDLL=STRACE.DLL_IE6runelevate withdll /d:%STRACEDLL%…

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SOCKTRC tool

The SOCKTRC command line utility which is part of the HTTPREPLAY tool is a “socket based proxy”. Some people also call such utility a “socket listener”. I wrote this tool long time ago mainly to troubleshoot HTTP issues but the tool can also be used to trace any TCP based protocol such as SMTP, POP3..etc.  In addition to being…

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Introduction to STRACE/HTTPREPLAY support tools

I’m Emmanuel Boersma and I’m Escalation Engineer on Internet Explorer for EMEA (I’m located in Paris). As a support engineer, I use and occasionally write troubleshooting tools. Today, I’m going to give some details on the following tools recently posted on Microsoft’s download center: STRACE – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f5ec767f-27f2-4fb3-90a5-4bf0d5f4810a&displaylang=en HTTPREPLAY – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d25ba362-c17b-4d80-a677-1faff862e629&DisplayLang=en Good and bad things about…

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