I don’t know about you, but I can use a reefresher now and again for things like surfing with Telnet to determine if 301 re-directs work…
In a nutshell, you’ll want something like this:
telnet eastvalley.freedomblogging.com 80[cr]
Connected to eastvalley.freedomblogging.com.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
HEAD / HTTP/1.1[cr]
Note: italic items are sent by the server, whilst non-italic items are typed. Also NOTE the double carriage return ([cr]) at the end.