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Webinject How to

October 14th, 2008 15 comments

When monitoring websites many times we will need more then just check if the site is up.
We may need to see if the internals of the website is working, a good example is making a user login check.
Using nagios alone it can not be done, but thanks to Corey Goldberg, it is possible using his script webinject.pl.
From the author:
WebInject is a free tool for automated testing of web applications and web services. It can be used to test individual system components that have HTTP interfaces (JSP, ASP, CGI, PHP, AJAX, Servlets, HTML Forms, XML/SOAP Web Services, REST, etc), and can be used as a test harness to create a suite of [HTTP level] automated functional, acceptance, and regression tests.
And yes it works with HTTPS and redirections. Well, to get it working just follow these steps:

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