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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Java
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2022

Add support for tracing HTTP CONNECT method

Many organizations require the use of an inline user-space (e.g., Squid) proxy when apps connect to the Internet. It would be very useful for the Instana agent to instrument common Java libraries to capture not only GET, PUT, etc., but also HTTP CONNECT. Supporting CONNECT would surface connections to the internet that use the proxy, connections which are not always easy to audit or track by other means.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2022

    Thank you.

    We are using the Java Apache client with the Maven dependency org.apache.httpcomponents:httpclient:jar:4.5.13.

  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2022

    Thank you for reaching out.

    From tracing perspective it does make sense to add support. But since it is different than other ordinary HTTP method, the instrumentation would also be rather complex and need to be taken care case by case for frameworks.

    Could you tell me which framework and which version you are using to initiate the HTTP CONNECT call?