Tracing and Viewing REST Exchanges with Wireshark: A Journey to Media Server Enlightenment

Tracing and Viewing REST Exchanges with Wireshark: A Journey to Media Server Enlightenment

Tracing and Viewing REST Exchanges with Wireshark: A Journey to Media Server Enlightenment

Today we will walking though how to capture and view REST messages via a network trace. We will start by using TCPDump to collect the network traffic on the XMS server. We will then use the sample REST demo we have been working on to generate some REST traffic. Finally, we will use Wireshark to view the REST exchanges as well as Long-Poll events. I will share some tricks that can be used in Wireshark to properly extract and view the messages. These techniques should be useful for REST developers. It will allow you to view messaging from sample demos or in debugging your own implementations. Also, this is the process used by support engineers when troubleshooting REST related cases. To participate in the discussion on “What are some tools or tricks that you use to decode the REST messaging?” visit the Dialogic Exchange Network at http://www.dialogic.com/den/default.aspx Links referenced in the video TcpDump Man Page - http://www.tcpdump.org/manpages/tcpdump.1.html Tools Oveview - http://www.dialogic.com/den/developers/b/developers-blog/archive/2014/12/12/tools-a-journey-to-media-server-enlightenment.aspx Long Polling Overview - https://youtu.be/rfe55fbCxB4 Part1 of HTTP Code Review - http://youtu.be/9h0QTJZblSc REST Overview – http:// http://dlgc.co/1Ac5e0w For new episodes, subscribe Here! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dialogiccorp Follow Dialogic on Twitter https://twitter.com/Dialogic Follow Dan Wolanski on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dan_Wolanski Visit the Dialogic Exchange Network at http://www.dialogic.com/den/default.aspx Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DialogicInc Follow Dialogic on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/dialogic?trk=fc_badge Follow Dialogic on Google+: https://plus.google.com/s/Dialogic%2C%20Inc#s/Dialogic,%20Inc

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