I am trying to debug a network client. I just need to see several HTTP requests made in sequence.
my first idea was o run
nc -l 80, but it will keep open the socket after the first connection. Is there a way to run it quickly as a deamon or multithreaded mode? without having to setup inetd or the likes?
my inelegant solution so far is:
while true; do echo 123 | sudo nc -l 80; done
it works but is a pain to kill 🙂
Also you can see there that i do not care at all what is replied to the client. I just want to see the requests coming in without having to install apache/ngix/any more complex script than
The simplest solution is probably to do:
sudo python -m SimpleHTTPServer 80
which will return proper HTTP responses to the requests also.