Thread: URL history for software

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    URL history for software

    Is it possible to find out what urls are being called by installed software? As in automatic updates need to connect to the internet... I want to see the "browsing history" of any program on my computer.

    (I am a C++ programming newbie, and this the the only forum I could think of to help me.)


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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    Wireshark Go deep.
    Or more specifically, libpcap which sits underneath it. This is the thing that captures all the packets.

    After that, it's up to you to do some packet analysis to work out what is going on....
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    spurious conceit MK27's Avatar
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    I found pcap interesting. You can, in fact, see not only all the data coming to and from your computer, but all the data within a LAN (such as a coffee shop or library wifi):

    Programming with pcap
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Wireshark is what I'm looking for... but I will also remember pcap for the future.
    Thank-you both.

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