Working web service call not working with curl

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Old 08-12-2017
Working web service call not working with curl

Hello, Newbie here,

I have a perfectly well working web service call I can issue from chrome (PC Windows 10) and get the results I want (a dimmer being turned on in Fibaro Home Center 2 at level 40)

I am not allowed to post urls but the below works with http and :// and

but I cannot get it to work using curl on a raspberry pi 3 running raspbian

I've tried different cases like
curl --data "deviceID=453&name=setValue&arg1=40" http  //
curl -X POST ''
curl -X POST http //

none with any success. I hopefully just miss some small but very important stuff and would appreciate some expert advice.

When I run the above from the command line in linux with -v option I get results like below. The response code 405 means "Method not allowed – no content" *
Connected to ( port 80 (#0)
> POST /api/callAction?deviceID=453&name=setValue&arg1=40 HTTP/1.1
> Authorization: Basic YWasdfasdfasdfasdsdfsadfasQnddMg==
> User-Agent: curl/7.38.0
> Host:
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 405 OK
< Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:12:47 GMT
* Server 0.9 is not blacklisted
< Server: 0.9
< Content-Length: 0
< Cache-Control: must-revalidate, no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, max-age:0
< Pragma: no-cache
< Expires: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT
< Content-Type: text/plain
* Connection #0 to host left intact

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Last edited by jim mcnamara; 08-12-2017 at 08:30 AM.. Reason: Added CODE tags.
# 2  
Old 08-12-2017
If your request works in a browser, then your API requires a GET request, not a POST.

curl ''

# 3  
Old 08-13-2017
it works.

yes it works. It really works.

I got fooled by the documentation I read on the Fibaro page.

Thank you so very very much

# 4  
Old 08-13-2017
You are welcome abigbear, glad I could help.
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