is there a Unix text-based browser I can use on my hosting providers box?

Hi,

Is there a Unix text-based browser I can use on my hosting providers box? That is from my production site (Dreamhost) I could emulate a browser call to my application in text form?

The main reason is I want to test initial response time from my application, but discount the network lag. I’m noticing that the first http hit to my application (if there has been a break in traffic to the RoR app) takes several seconds to come back (~10-20 seconds) but then subsequently seems ok.

Tks

Links, Links2, Elinks.

  HTH,

I don't know if this is built into w3m or if it's an extension packaged up
by a Debian developer, but on my Debian boxes I have the w3m-img package
installed. As long as I am using an xterm (doesn't work on Apple's
Terminal.app, don't know about other terminal emulators), I can run w3m and
it displays images within the xterm. I don't know how it's done, but it's
quite nice.

--Greg