- log in to a *nix box (i've used solaris and aix). any OS works fine, but you may not get a local echo so you won't know if you made a typo. HTTP is very unforgiving about typos.
- run the command:
telnet krist0ph3r.blogspot.com 80
- in the telnet window, type the following text:
be very careful, backspace and arrow keys etc. don't work. you have to get it right the first time. it *is* case sensitive too.
GET / HTTP/1.1
- press return twice.
- marvel at the profoundness of what you've just done.
- to close the connection, type:
and press return once.
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