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My company has a flash application with dynamically updating content. From what I can tell—I, of course, do not have the source code for the flash application—the flash application uses a type of GET operation to retrieve the updated data from our website.

Unfortunately, due to changes in our website, the flash application no longer downloads one piece of the data.

Can I use a firewall to view exactly which web page the application is accessing rather than just the server? Mac or Windows based solutions are workable.

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If that flash application isn't using Flash, then I suggest wireshark(capture), fiddler(debug proxy), or something like that. – Zoredache Apr 4 '13 at 17:02
It is a standalone application, not something in the web browser. – Coder_Man Apr 4 '13 at 17:06
Wireshark would still let you snoop on outgoing HTTP streams no matter what application is making them. – LawrenceC Apr 4 '13 at 17:10
Doh, re-reading my comment, I meant to say 'If that flash application isn't using HTTPS'. In any case, wireshark operates at the network level. It will see all and know all. The only thing it can't see is payload of encrypted packets. – Zoredache Apr 4 '13 at 18:26
Wireshark worked perfectly. Thanks! – Coder_Man Apr 4 '13 at 18:47

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