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How To: Capture Network Log - requests to download files (PDF)

Description

Collected HAR files doesn't provide request details for file downloads. To solve this we can:

  • Use chrome://net-export/ on Client side.
  • Collect PCAP on Server side.

 

Environment

  • Proxy

 

Procedure

1. Open in Chrome: chrome://net-export/

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2. Started logging will appear like below:

How_To__Capture_Network_Log_-start-_requests_to_download_files__PDF____F5_Silverline_Knowledge_Base.jpg

 

3. Download file on different tab and stop logging.

How_To__Capture_Network_Log_-stop-_requests_to_download_files__PDF____F5_Silverline_Knowledge_Base.jpg

 

4. The log file can be loaded using the plugin netlog_viewer. Request details:

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