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make curl connect to a given IP/vhost?

From: Tomasz Chmielewski <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:36:15 +0200

I'm running a geo-ip web cache system.

Assuming I have a domain configured, DNS replies with a
different IP, depending on who asks (i.e. location in US would get a address, location in Europe would get a address, and so on).

Now, I'd like to monitor if each of the caches replies with correct
content (i.e. a given page contains a given string).

Can I somehow make curl connect to a given remote IP and fetch a given

I'm thinking in something in the line of:

curl --remote-ip
curl --remote-ip

Is something like this possible with curl? I checked the manual, but I
didn't find an option which would be similar in functionality.

Tomasz Chmielewski
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Received on 2010-09-07