1. Ensure Java Run
Time Enviroment (JRE) 1.4 (or above) was installed. If not,
goto http://java.sun.com/j2se to download and install it.
2. Download the Paros
program file from our website.
3(a). For Windows version,
just follow the instructions in the setup program. Shortcuts will then
be created. Click the desktop shortcut to run the program.
3(b). For Unix or other
plateforms, unzip all the files in a new directory manually. Click the
.jar file or type 'javaw -jar paros.jar' at command prompt to run the
program. Unix users may also need to change the file permission
of the unziped package so that the files will not be world-writable.
4. Paros uses two ports.
Port 8080 for proxy connection and port 8443 for internal SSL handling.
So, make sure these two ports are not in use by other applications. You
can change the ports and other settings in the "Options" tag of the
5. Open web browser such as
IE, configure the proxy with proxy name "localhost" and proxy port
"8080" for both HTTP and HTTPS. Note that port 8443
is used by Paros itself, and not for the use of web
6. If your PC is running
behind firewall and can only access Internet through a pre-defined
proxy, you need to modify the proxy setting in Paros.
Just click the tab "Options" tag and modify the two fields "ProxyName"
ALL DONE! You can now test
the security of your websites and intercept all the data among the
server and client easily.