Command line utility\script that sends an HTTP request


I am looking for any assistance regarding a command line utility or script that will emulate sending an HTPP request to a particular web server. I will be  looking for the response from this HTTP request in the w3svc logs via a monitoring tool and will then process an action based on the result. I simply cannot find a command line type function to send an HTTP request. Any help is greatly appreciated. 500 pts due to the personal importance of this.  

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lamaslanyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If smckellar83's telnet solution did not work for you have you looked at the IIS 6.0 resource kit? TinyGet might be of use.  (
you can simply telnet to the server on port 80

telnet 80
- this will triiger a request.
Charlie_MelegaAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have tired the Telnet option and that doesn't quite offer me what I need with respect to the monitoring tool I am using. I wasn't aware of the TinyGet tool from the IIS 6.0 RESOURCE KIT.  It looks promising, thanks for that. I am going test and let you know how it worked.
Charlie_MelegaAuthor Commented:

Perfect!  TinyGet does exaclty whay I needed. Here is a sample result from a qiuck test:

C:\Program Files\IIS Resources\TinyGet>tinyget -h localhost /
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 1433
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Location: http://localhost/iisstart.htm
Last-Modified: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:48:30 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: "09b60bc3dac21:9ea"
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
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Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:18:16 GMT

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