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I need a trace log of HTTP requests sent out by iTunes during real-time streaming of network videos.

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I need a trace log of HTTP requests sent out by iTunes during real-time streaming of network videos.
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by:Christopher Jay Wolff
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I presume you mean Mac, not iTunes for Windows.

This Apple site has lots of links to tools to help you in the beginning of page.  And great step-by-steps and examples.  Is that what you need?

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/qa/qa1176/_index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/DTS10001707-CH1-SECNOTES


From there you may like tcpdump and tcpflow.
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by:Christopher Jay Wolff
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Can't immediately see if this firefox add-on will work on Mac or do what you need.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/http-request-logger/
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by:cyber-33
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Christopher - thank you for your comments. Unfortunately I don't have access to Mac devices so I was hoping somebody could send me the trace log...
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by:Christopher Jay Wolff
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Sorry I am soooo far off here.  Could you be so kind as to explain a little about what you're doing and what system you're using?  It may help someone else answer your question and would be a great learning moment for me.  :-)
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You need a "client device" and, on this device, use a packet sniffer. I would use Wireshark, create filtering rules to capture only http(s) packets to apple/iTune servers and you would have your http(s) stream...
Now, what you want to do with that is not really important to me, but if you are going to use http logs (requests only maybe) and a packet sniffer, and if you don't know how packet capture works yet, you will certainly learn quite a lot of things...
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by:cyber-33
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Thank you, Vivigatt - unfortunately, I don't have access to Apple devices. Any chance you can help me to generate this stream?

Thank you.
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by:vivigatt
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Nope...
No Mac in here. Just a old iPhone 3GS, but this would not be convenient at all.
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by:cyber-33
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I used WireShark to trace the packets. Thank you, experts!
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by:Christopher Jay Wolff
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I thought vivigatt should get more points since he knows about it and has done it.  I gave myself a few points(150) since I seemed to be going in the right direction.  Wireshark is mentioned as a recommended tool on the link I provided, and there are other useful pieces of information on that link.  If anyone doesn't like me getting those points just change it.
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