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Old 09-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
Stannley
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How to Get URL Called By An Application


Hi Guys,

Is it possible to find out the URL being called by an application in Linux?

We are using Red Hat 6.3, the application is Oracle EBS and the URL is somewhere at Oracle.

Thanks

Simon
 
Old 09-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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If you know which app it is (the location of the executing binary), you can try running the "strings" command on that executable. You can set the "minimum string length" parameter to something fairly large, since URL's are pretty long. The default for "strings" is something like 4 or 5 printable characters in a row. You can go significantly longer than that to cut out some of the extraneous strings that would be printed.

You could also use a packet sniffer to catch the outgoing connection from your local computer.

Or you could just call Oracle and ask them what the URL is.
 
Old 09-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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If you know which app it is (the location of the executing binary), you can try running the "strings" command on that executable. You can set the "minimum string length" parameter to something fairly large, since URL's are pretty long. The default for "strings" is something like 4 or 5 printable characters in a row. You can go significantly longer than that to cut out some of the extraneous strings that would be printed.

You could also use a packet sniffer to catch the outgoing connection from your local computer.

Or you could just call Oracle and ask them what the URL is.
Yeah I could ask Oracle, but I was thinking this would be useful to know for any application.

I thought the answer might have been something like a packet sniffer, but I was kinda hoping someone would just say - check this logfile

I dont know what the binary is, but the strings method sounds intriguing. I have never used the strings command before - will have to check it out.
 
  


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