[ALUG] Using curl (or similar) bypassing DNS

Brett Parker iDunno at sommitrealweird.co.uk
Mon Jun 1 15:59:07 BST 2009

On 01 Jun 15:52, Mark Rogers wrote:
> David Reynolds wrote:
>> If I understand what you're saying correctly (and it took me a couple  
>> of reads to get to the point I'm at now, so it's quite possible I  
>> don't..),  I think you might want to script something like
>> telnet server.ip.address 80
>> GET / HTTP/1.1
>> Host: www.the-virtualhost-you-want-to-test.com
>> That way you are talking to the server you think the site is on,  
>> regardless of the DNS.
> You're spot on with what I'm trying to do. And yes, the above should work.
> However, using something like curl would allow me to handle stuff like  
> sessions and https without jumping through too many hoops, if I decide  
> to do that (I don't really need to right now, though).
> Thanks for clarifying what I am trying to do, though, since I did a bad  
> job of explaining it!

wget will let you override headers... so...

wget --header="Host: foo.bar" http://the.ip.add.ress/

Would be very similar to what you want.

Hope that 'elps.

Brett Parker

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