I recently installed xampp (Apache Friend) on my laptop and I wanted to capture GET requests made by my browser. I installed Wireshark, but cannot see hoe to configure it to do what I want. It lists 4 interfaces, and I tried each one.
The 'interfaces' shows 4 choices, and I tried each one.
asked 29 Mar '13, 07:52
You don't say what your OS is, but if it's Windows then Wireshark can't capture requests made to the local machine, that is if you run the browser on the same machine as the web server. This is because the MS network stack recognises that the packet is local so "short-circuits" the packet and the WinPCap driver that Wireshark uses to capture doesn't see the packet.
If your OS is not windows, then capturing on the loopback adaptor should do the trick.