HTTP Requests Using Telnet7:08 with Chris Ramacciotti
In this video, we'll get a firsthand, unobscured look at HTTP requests and responses using a command-line tool called Telnet.
Installing Telnet Client - OSX
If you're using a Mac, Telnet should be installed and enabled. Simply open a terminal and execute some of the commands used in this video.
Installing Telnet Client - Windows
Depending on your version of Windows, you may already have it installed, and you simply need to enable it. Opening PowerShell and attempting to use Telnet will reveal whether or not you'll need to install.
Try executing some of the commands we use in the video. If they aren't recognized, then you'll need to either enable or install Telnet. Here are a couple resources based on those two scenarios:
Installing Telnet Client - Linux
It's possible that Telnet is already installed and ready to use in your terminal. If not, search for instructions on your specific distribution. Depending on the package management utility you use, you may be able to install with
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