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Wireshark and Amazon SWF

Today at work I had to debug our own library which wraps around Amazon SWF and makes it super fun to work with (and which is going to be open source soon).

After lots of "print variable" and head­bash­ing, I realized that the problem must be somewhere else and I needed to sniff the actual traffic.

I used Wireshark for the first time in my life and it took me a while to figure out what exactly do I need to look for.

I needed to see both the requests and the responses from the Amazon server and because the IP of the server Amazon used to respond continue.