"Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes."

- Virgil

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.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/nHcCQsIraIE 

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I invite you to comment below with your thoughts on "What are some tools or tricks that you use to decode the REST messaging?” 

-Dan

@Dan_Wolanski