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OSTU: Tamperdata Firefox Extension (Tony Fortunato)


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Tony Fortunato is a Senior Network Specialist with experience in design, implementation, and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN/Wireless networks, desktops and servers since 1989. His background in financial networks includes design and implementation of trading floor networks. Tony has taught at local high schools, Colleges/Universities, Networld/Interop and many onsite private classroom settings to thousands of analysts.

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OSTU: Tamperdata Firefox Extension (Tony Fortunato)

  1. 1. Tamperdata Firefox Extension QuickStart Tony Fortunato, Network Performance Specialist The Technology Firm
  2. 2. What is Tamperdata? <ul><li>Tamperdata is; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since it is an extension it is lightweight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to document and measure issues with http based applications </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why use tamperdata? <ul><li>tamperdata can be used for the following tasks; </li></ul><ul><li>It is originally intended for developers and programmers to test security </li></ul><ul><li>Identify why a page may take a long time to load </li></ul><ul><li>http application baselining and troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Able to show images that was loaded </li></ul><ul><li>Show any http errors or coding issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accessing Tamperdata <ul><li>After you install the extension, simply go to the Tools Menu in Firefox to access it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using Tamperdata <ul><li>To use Tamperdata is very straightforward; </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Tamperdata from the Tools menu </li></ul><ul><li>Go to a webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul>
  6. 6. Filtering Tamperdata results <ul><li>Some web pages may have a lot of data </li></ul><ul><li>The filter feature will help zero in on specific commands and responses </li></ul><ul><li>In this example I only wanted to see anything that had an espn reference </li></ul>
  7. 7. Request and Response Panes <ul><li>A real timesaver is to see the request and responses side by side with the application response time </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what cause an error return code sure helps </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The only option is use regularly is the Graph All option </li></ul><ul><li>Please note that the browser options only work if a browser is already open. If no browser is open, it will not launch a browser for you. </li></ul>Options for Reports
  9. 9. Graph All results <ul><li>This is one of my favorite views </li></ul><ul><li>It shows; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a timeline which is solid for the duration of the command and response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The response code so you can see is there was a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you leave your mouse over an entry, it will show more detail including the file size and if it’s a graphic, will show the graphic </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you Tamperdata Firefox Extension QuickStart Tony Fortunato, Network Performance Specialist The Technology Firm
  11. 11. <ul><li>For additional educational videos on Open Source Network Tools, please click on the following … </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul> – Community for Network Tools