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HTTP Scoop

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Commercial; £10

Current Version: 1.4.3 (November 16, 2009)

Tuffcode Limited produces HTTP Scoop, an HTML traffic analyzer/packet sniffer that makes it easy for developers and others to easily analyze client-server communication and diagnose scripts and web applications by observing the actual traffic running between the web browser and web server.

HTTP Scoop provides functionality similar to the network analysis tools included with Interarchy, but it is specifically dedicated to monitoring HTTP traffic (rather than all TCP/IP traffic), and includes specialized features (such as HTML and XML syntax highlighting) that are in tune with this philosophy. For example, while command line tools such as tcpflow, tcpdump, and ethereal perform similar functions, these tools do not fully decode all of the traffic that HTTP can deliver (such as GZIP content encoding).

Version 1.4.3 adds/changes the following:

  • German localisation.
  • Enter key shortcut now works on Snow Leopard to bring up detail window.
  • Fix for bug where requests left hanging in 'Receiving' state even though complete (whilst TCP connections kept alive for 1xx, 204 and 304 response codes or HEAD requests).
  • Fixed occasional failure to update hex view when a new packet selected in TCP/IP tab.

The demonstration version provides a fully-functional 14-day trial of the software.

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