OK had the same thing myself and took a while to figure out.
I can't find a way to send multiple lines in the request when using s_client interactively. It always sends the request immediately as soon as you've entered the first line. If someone knows how to get around this then please let me know!
Edit: I see Wei He has posted the way to do this - use the
-crlf flag but leaving this answer here as an alternative method.
In the meantime, as jww suggested, you have to use
echo for this:
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: example.com\r\n\r\n" | openssl s_client ...
The next issue is that by default openssl closes the connection when the input file closes. Which is does immediately when using
echo like this. So you don't get time to see the response and instead just see the DONE output! :-(
You can add a
sleep to the echo command to get around this (note the brackets are important):
(echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: example.com\r\n\r\n"; sleep 10) | openssl s_client ...
Or, better than that, you can use the
-ign_eof option to leave the connection open:
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: example.com\r\n\r\n" | openssl s_client -ign_eof ...
Or better yet, if you're only concerned with the HTTP responses then use the
-quite option which hides most of the TLS noise and also sets that -ign_eof option for you:
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: example.com\r\n\r\n" | openssl s_client -quiet ...