Curl as a Network Protocol Testing Tool

Zhimin Wen
3 min readApr 13
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Curl is commonly known as its capability dealing with HTTP and HTTPS services. But in fact it has a wide range of protocol that are supported. This make it a perfect tool for testing in some of the restricted environment where other tool could not be easily obtained. The same applies to the container environment.

Let’s explore some of theses protocols curl supports.