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Analyzing Microsoft IIS Web Logs - Part 2 (by Paul Offord)

Now almost all the streams we analyze are encrypted, how can we see what's inside those pesky SSL/TLS packets. Here's one way.


In the previous video in this series we saw how web logs provide an abundance of information; just the sort of stuff we need to take a performance problem to a developer.  And now we can analyze web logs with Wireshark.

In this video ...

 ... we discover how to match encrypted packets with IIS web log data, and how we can use Wireshark to filter and analyse the web log entries.


[MP4 version here in case YouTube is blocked]

In the video we cover the "long polling" technique for asynchronous communication.  Long polling allows a client to receive asynchronous notification of an event occurring on a server, such as a message arriving in an inbox.  Many applications use long polling, see:

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Picture of Paul OffordAuthor Profile - Paul Offord has had a 39-year career in the IT industry that includes roles in hardware engineering, software engineering and network management. Prior to founding Advance7, he worked for IBM, National Semiconductor and Hitachi Data Systems.

Paul is currently leading the TribeLab project to explore new ways to help IT support people troubleshoot performance and stability problems.