When troubleshooting a network application, it is often useful to avoid bloated client software and just send simple commands to a server. Many common Internet application protocols are text-based and can therefore be tested using a client such as telnet or netcat.
These examples demonstrate a selection of basic commands. If you need more information, please see the relevant protocol specification.
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