Capturing localhost traffic in IE with Burp

Though it was easy to capture the traffic of web service running on local pc in Firefox, it was little tricky in case of IE. I have heard that .Net and IE don't send traffic to localhost through a proxy, so here the proxies such as Burp, Paros fails. So only way is to use Firefox or other browsers which support it or in case of IE, this is workaround:

Go to Windows-> System32-> Drivers-> Hosts and make the following entry:

Now access the site as

Now the Burp/ Paros would be able to capture the traffic!


Chintan Dave said…
You can use this technique for thick clients as well :)

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