Everybody loves a good secret, right?
Secret societies, secret admirers, the 2006 best seller “The Secret“.
Oh, and secret bars. Forget about the first three, secret bars are my new favourite.
If you’re not familiar with secret bars, have a look at this article: http://coolmaterial.com/feature/americas-secret-bars/
Well, today I want to introduce you to IGUANA’s own little secret: A hidden page.
Did you know that tucked inside every version of IGUANA, there’s a secret little page just waiting to be discovered? It’s not an official page. It’s not linked to from anywhere. I can’t promise you that all the features on the page work as they should — but it’s there, and occasionally, it really saves the day.
So, where is it?
The page – Debugging Information – can be accessed by adding “/debug” to the end of your IGUANA instance’s URL. For example, if you’re running IGUANA locally like this:
Then all you need to do is change the URL to:
And you’ll be all set.
Edit: The debug page will not work if you include a trailing “slash” (/), so make sure your URL looks like this: http://localhost:6543/debug and not http://localhost:6543/debug/ as I had originally written it.
And what will you find?
The so-called “debug” page has a few basic stats about the build and up-time of your instance, but more importantly, it has links to a handful of helpful utility screens you can use to help diagnose issues and problems. There’s socket & thread diagnostic pages, message histograms and even something (intentionally) named “TPS Reports“.
But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and browse to the URL right now and see for yourself.
Let me know what you think and whether or not this ranks up there with the best secrets of all time. (I doubt it, but hey, you never know).