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    viewing HTTP requests

    Does anyone know of an application or a plug-in that lets you view any/all HTTP requests that get sent out from your browser? I know port scanners have that capability...but I want something that is more "browser integrated", so that, for example, when I click on the submit button for a form, it will submit the data like it is supposed to, but the HTTP request that the browser sent will also get logged, so that I can go look at it.

    Anyone know of a tool like that?
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    >> I know port scanners have that capability

    No not really. I think the tools you're referring to are commonly called 'packet sniffers'
    http://www.wireshark.org/

    >> but I want something that is more "browser integrated"

    Firebug http://www.getfirebug.com/ - let's you view request headers

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    Same developers, same code, different name. The Ethereal network protocol analyzer has changed its name to Wireshark.
    http://www.wireshark.org/

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    Ethereal looks like a good program that would work for me. I just downloaded a program called Fiddler that does exactly what I want, and it integrates with IE. I was hoping to find a plug-in for Firefox more than anything else, but oh well. I can't believe that a program like this isn't more common...

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    I was hoping to find a plug-in for Firefox more than anything else
    You could try TamperData (screenshots here). There is a 'Similar Projects' section at the bottom right which has another couple of suggestions.

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    I do it by making it send it's info to http://localhost/. And my HTTP server will just display the HTTP request it recived, and return "Hello" back to the client. (IE in this case.)

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