Test IIS Compression from windows service call to a web service

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-11-04
I wrote a windows service that calls a web service. I need to confirm that the windows service calls to the web service are being compressed via IIS (dynamic) compression. I tried to use Fiddler but it only shows traffic when I use a web browser to browse pages. It doesn't show the traffic for the web method calls.

Do I need to configure Fiddler differently?
Are there different tools I should use?
Is it enough that I confirm that web browser calls are compressed and assume that the windows service calls are similarly compressed.

Question by:ZekeLA
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    I suppose you could use Wireshark but it will be harder to find the requests.  Responses are compressed only if the 'Accept-Encoding' statement in the request header says that 'gzip' is an acceptable response.  Files that do get zipped will have "Content-Encoding: gzip" in the response header.  And this all happens only if the http requester is capable of un-gzipping the file when it is received.
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    I found the solution:

       <!-- use following proxy if analyzing with Fiddler -->
             <proxy proxyaddress="" bypassonlocal="False"/>
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    found solution myself

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