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Set target to a different host and not the web browser.

Scott | Last updated: Dec 16, 2015 03:49PM UTC

I get using the web browser for testing web based testing. What I'm confused about is...with BURP can you target a different host/machine/PC/linux machine and still use the web browser as the MITM. I want to look at a completely different machine running linux that is doing a lot more then just going to web pages. Make sense?? thanks for any input. Just getting started with this suite.

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Dec 22, 2015 01:06PM UTC

Yes, you can run Burp on a different machine than your browser. You'll need to edit your Burp proxy listener to listen on the public (non-loopback) IP address of the machine it is on, and you'll need to configure your browser to use that IP address as its upstream proxy (and port 8080). You might also need to configure any local firewall on the Burp machine to allow the inbound traffic.

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