trouble recording the script

guruzeeguruzee Posts: 2
edited April 16, 2007 7:48AM in ANTS Load

I was trying to test my application on localhost using AntsLoad 1.7.5. The examples in the help section work fine. Recording a script for any website over the internet works fine.
but when i record script, type in the address " http://localhost/myapp/search.aspx" it doesn't respond. as in it keeps loading forever.
i followed the instructions in link below ... php?t=2359
after making the changes, instead of not responding, it says ie cannot display the pagei am using IE7.
I would really appreciate any help in this regard.
thank you


  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    There have been a number of reports of users who cannot record a script against a local website using IE 7, although I have tried this myself and haven't had a problem. I can only assume that there is some sort of security issue. ANTS Load uses a proxy server on port 8000 to capture the HTTP traffic running through the browser session. Maybe setting security to full trust on the local machine and intranet zones will help?
  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member

    I can say with some certainty that you need to turn off the 'use HTTP/1.1 trough proxy connections'. Without this, I get a 'page could not be displayed' message.
  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Here's another update, and this is probably going to be the final word!

    I had got the ANTS Load recording proxy to work with IE7 by changing the 'HTTP/1.1 through proxies' setting, but this was not 100% reliable. It seemed to work sometimes, and sometimes not, as did changing the security settings to low.

    It seems that Microsoft had hard-coded some restrictions into .NET Framework, so that when this is installed in conjunction with IE7, IE will no longer connect to proxies with an address of localhost. I got this information from the Fiddler website, which uses a similar technology to capture HTTP traffic. Here is a reference to that website:

    The workaround, which also seems to work flawlessly with ANTS Load's script recorder, is to use the local machine name instead of localhost, when recording a script against a website hosted on the local machine. for instance, instead of

  • Hi,
    I have this problem sometimes with localhost and also with remote servers. I've tried the HTTP1.1 idea, but cannot get ANTS to work at all with some websites.

    When the pages try to load, it looks like IE gets some of the page as I can sometimes see the background images, but the window just freezes and doesn't respond to any input, so for example I cannot 'view source' to see exactly where it's stuck.

    Any more ideas?

  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hi Lance,

    Using Fiddler may help if the blockage is happening in the HTTP layer. It could be that the proxy's reading and/or sending socket is blocked. You could use a tool like TracePlus/Winsock to monitor the connection.
  • Hi,
    How can I use Fiddler to read the ANTS requests? I'm thinking I need to set it up as a proxy of a proxy... I've tried a few things and can't get Fiddler to read the requests. Fiddler works outside of ANTS...

  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hi Lance,

    When you set up Fiddler, you tell it to use a certain TCP port, I think the default is 8888. What you do then, is set up IE to go through localhost:8888 instead of the default ANTS Load port of 8000. As long as you're telling Fiddler to capture traffic, you should see the trace starting for the session.
  • Hi Brian,
    Oh, I thought you meant for me to try to get Fiddler to intercept the requests when ANTS is recording a script!

    To recap:
    When I browse to the site in IE, it works fine.
    When I proxy through Fiddler it works fine.
    When I proxy through ANTS (when recording a script) it doesn't work.

    So I thought maybe to get Fiddler in between IE and ANTS, so I can see exactly which request is causing such mischief.

    Oh, and it's an ASP.NET site. I dunno if that matters - I'm just trying to view the homepage, no user account stuff, no even a postback or anything. Of course, I intend to do more complex stuff,but until I can view the homepage...

    It would be nice if ANTS had a Fiddler-like tool built into it, so troubleshooting this stuff was easier...

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