Recently, I came across an issue where a CGI application is not responding. Symptom is Firefox displaying:
Transferring data from localhost...
But the thing is I cannot see any traffic from Firebug's Net panel, and the browser just stays on the same stage forever.
I am thinking about the ways to debug this application but I cannot see the source code or any of its compiled Java/C++ components, therefore I reckon a HTTP network level of diagnostics is a good start.
I have little experience in Fiddler and Wireshark, just wondering will they get better feedback/statistics in the HTTP network level? I've heard Wireshark is advanced but could possibly introduce a large volume of traffic so system admins don't like it very
much. At this time I think Firebug doesn't really show me enough information.
I need to collect information so that I can then forward to client as proof.