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ProbeView: Proxy server for ProbeView iPhone Application.

What is PVProxy?

PVProxy is a companion program for the GroupWyse iPhone application 'ProbeView'.  When running behind a firewall in a location with a domain name or known IP address, you can use ProbeView and PVProxy together to test servers and services behind the firewall from anywhere in the world.

PVProxy is a very simple web server.  It accepts tests specified as URLs (with query terms), processes the requests and returns the responses as small XML documents. 

When ProbeView tests an ICMP 'ping' or TCP probe target, it can route that test to a PVProxy instance running on a Windows machine.  The request is encoded as a URL request to the PVProxy you specify; the proxy then returns the results to the phone as an XML document.

In addition, the ProbeView/PVProxy combination can return complete network information from PingView collections.  Click here for more information on PingView.

For security purposes, you can specify a password for your proxy.  (SSL is not supported.)

Technical Details about PVProxy

Please see the technical details page for more information. 

To understand the interaction between PVProxy, PingView and ProbeView, see the page "Understanding Collection Storage".

Obtaining PVProxy (PVHTTPServer)

Versions of PVProxy are available for both Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP) and Mac OS X 10.6+ (Intel only).  Use the download links below to obtain the version of your choice.

The executable for the Windows version of PVProxy is called PVHTTPServer.

Windows Logo Windows installer (.msi) for PVProxy
Windows Logo ZIP file containing executables for PVProxy/PVHTTPServer
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.6.+ application (.dmg) for PVProxy.
Executable only.
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.6.+ archive (.dmg) for PVProxy.
Complete source-- XCode required.

Running PVProxy

Windows 8 and 7

On Windows, PVProxy is a .Net 4.0 application called PVHTTPServer.  All Windows Vista, Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines have .Net 4.0 installed.  The .Net redistributable for any supported version of Windows is available free from Microsoft.

The main screen of PVHTTPServer allows you to start and stop the server.  It logs all activity to its main window by default.

It usually requires administrative privileges to start because it runs as a web server on whatever port you specify.  After installation, right-click on the desktop icon and choose "Run as Administrator".

The Windows version of PVProxy also contains a 'client' screen (available from the main menu and the toolbar).  This client allows you to test the your proxy or any other proxy that you may know about.

Mac OS X 10.6+

On the Mac, PVProxy is a standard Cocoa (graphical) application.  Similar to the Windows version, its main window has a toolbar that allows you to start and stop the server and configure the server's behavior.  Unlike the Windows version, it also supports standard HTTP file access if you configure it to do so.

Extending PVProxy

Knowledgable users can extend either version of PVProxy to create their own types of tests.  See the documentation here.

Windows Screen Shots

The Windows version of PVProxy has two forms: the server window and the client (testing) windows.  The primary interface is through the toolbar on the server window.  All incoming client activity is logged by default.

Windows PVProxy Server image

The client window appears when you use the menu or toolbar item. It allows you to test your proxy or any other that you know.

Windows PVProxy Client image

Mac OS X Screen Shots

The OS X version of PVProxy has a single window.  Like the Windows version, it logs all client activity by default.  Unlike the Windows version it also supports file access if allowed.

Mac PVProxy Server image

All configuration is performed with the configuration sheet that drops down when you click the Configure button.

Mac PVPRoxy server image

 


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