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I am trying to get learn web application security using bWAPP (A buggy web application) which is hosted using Xampp on windows machine. I have configured the proxy (127.0.0.1:8080) in browser properly as well as getting alerts in Burp Suite.

An Instant Burp Suite Starter guide suggest that one should have the exception field …completely empty. In firefox by default there's localhost, 127.0.0.1 values in No Proxy For: exception filed. When I remove the entries in order to follow the guide I am unable to access bWAPP login page localhost/bWAPP/login.php in browser.

If I have exceptions for localhost It works fine in browser but then Burp Suite does not pickup any traffic relating to 127.0.0.1.

Is the whole configuration faulty or am i missing something?

Best Answer

Make sure you don't write the port in Burp Suite's Target Scope host field. For example, don't write "localhost:8081". Instead, write "localhost" in the host field, and "8081" in the port field.

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