Package httping

Ping alike tool for http requests

http://www.vanheusden.com/httping/

Httping is like 'ping' but for http-requests. Give it an url, and it'll
show you how long it takes to connect, send a request and retrieve the
reply (only the headers). Be aware that the transmission across the network
also takes time.

General Commands (Section 1)
httping
The program httping lets you measure the latency of a webserver. Since version 1.0.6 also the throughput can be measured.