how can I view HTTP trace on an incoming request??

Hi,

how can I view HTTP trace on an incoming request? I am sending test HTTP requests from my test application (app1) to my actually application (app2) but I am getting Recognition failed errors? There is nothing in the app2 logs.

Greg

Hi Greg,

Greg Hauptmann wrote:

how can I view HTTP trace on an incoming request?

Not sure exactly what you mean by 'trace' here. Are you using the 'Live HTTP Headers' plugin for FF? If so, what info is it not giving you that you need?

Best regards,
Bill

Live headers doesn’t seem to be an option as I want to trace/capture the HTTP from my App1 (a stub) to App2 (my application). So its App1 making the HTTP call to App2, not my browser.

My problem is (if anyone can help) that:

  1. when I call an action in App2 from App1 I get a ROUTING ERROR, “Recognition failed for /mycontroller/myaction” - this seems to come from App2’s inbuilt Rails framework which somehow sees a routing problem and immediately sends back a “Routing Error” message without ever getting to my code within App2.

  2. when I use the browser with same “http://localhost:3000/mycontroller/myaction” URL (i.e. that App1 seems to be correctly producing, although I don’t have a HTTP trace mechanism to 100% prove this) App2 seems to work fine

  3. again I don’t see any log info turn up in App2 (as if the rails framework picked up on the routing error first and then bounced it prior to my code getting involved)

  4. some details of my code below
    Code Used (which resides in App1 running on port 3001 - it’s calling App2 running on port 3000)
    url = "
    http://localhost:3000/mycontroller/myaction
    "
    uri = URI.parse(url)

    response = nil
    Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port) do |request|
    response = request.post(uri.path, postData)
    end

Note that “response.body” here gives:

Action Controller: Exception caught <>

Routing Error

Recognition failed for "/mycontroller/myaction"

Browser Test

Any ideas/help? I can’t seem to see what I’m doing wrong. Any way to trace the HTTP coming directly into App2 to see for myself what Rails is doing? What about a way to turn up the logging/trace for rails re HTTP?

Thanks in advance
Greg
(TextEdit / MacBook)

Hi Greg,

Greg Hauptmann wrote:

how can I view HTTP trace on an incoming request?

Not sure exactly what you mean by ‘trace’ here. Are you using the ‘Live
HTTP Headers’ plugin for FF? If so, what info is it not giving you that you
need?

Best regards,
Bill

Hi,

how can I view HTTP trace on an incoming
request? I am sending test HTTP requests from my test application
(app1) to my actually application (app2) but I am getting Recognition
failed errors? There is nothing in the app2 logs.

Greg