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Re: [vox-tech] Telnetting to port 80 when you don't run telnet on the server
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Re: [vox-tech] Telnetting to port 80 when you don't run telnet on the server

I thought I was having a problem with telnet.  Instead I has having a
problem with my GET statement.  I was trying to GET index.html, but I need
to GET /index.html

Now I get back what I expect

----- Original Message -----
From: <wenk@praxis.homedns.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Telnetting to port 80 when you don't run telnet on
the server

> On Tue, 20 May 2003, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Sorry, I suffer from not giving enough info.  My web server, sits on my
> > woody box.  My woody box does not have telnetd installed.  From my
> > machine I'd like to:
> >
> > telnet www.mydomain.com 80
> > GET index.html
> >
> > But can't do it (because I don't run telnetd).  Is there some
workaround?  I
> > can ssh to the host running the web server (could I do some sort of
> > request??)
> Pete's still right.  You don't need telnetd for that.  telnet basically
> opens a socket to a port(default port is 23 IIRC.)  In the case of your
> telnet foobar 80 example, you're overriding the default port and setting
> it to 80.  httpd(or whatever you're calling apache) should be the server
> listening on port 80, though, if you reset the port in apache to a
> different #(running on a non privledged port for example) you need to
> change the # to correspond to the port.  Also some distros have a mod_perl
> enabled server that runs on a different port, ie, Mandrake 9.0 ran
> mod_perl on port 8200(I guess its possible I could have switched it, but I
> don't remember doing anything to it.) Also, if you're really still against
> telnet, there is(or was, I havent used this since like 96) a tool called
> netcat which did most of the functionality that telnet has, except it had
> the added benefit that it did not requre a live tty on it, and as such was
> quite a bit easier to use in a script.
> Mike
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