Network sniffing on the iPhone

November 22, 2011

Monitoring the network activity of your device is one of the best ways to debug network related bugs. A lot of times hours of frustrating debugging can be solved by simply looking at the actual packets your device is sending to the internet. Also, and you didn’t hear it from me, it is a very useful method to see what other apps are doing.

This tutorial assumes familiarity with network analysis tool such as Paros and Wireshark. I will not show how to use those tools, or the scenarios where you need to use them, but I will show two very simple ways to use those tool to monitor network activity on your iPhone.

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