Ever write an F5 iRule and need to test it against a test VIP but you need to pass the hostname without wanting to update your host file and use a traditional browser? Well curl to the rescue. See below:
curl -v -H “Host: www.mytestdomain.com” http://126.96.36.199/test/uri
This has the added benefit of giving you header information as well as a detailed response to ensure you are getting the desired results.