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Let's say I want to find the point at which a site sends a particular string to my machine. However, even if the connection is not encrypted, it's still likely to be gzipped, so I can't just use http contains MYSTRING.

asked 02 May '14, 01:47

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You can do it this way:

You need to enable the following option (enabled by default):

Edit -> Preferences -> Protocols -> HTTP -> Uncompress Entity Bodies

and then use the following display filter:

http.response and data-text-lines contains "xxxxx"

where "xxxxx" is your search string.


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answered 02 May '14, 03:30

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edited 02 May '14, 03:31

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