a test like
"if failed host localhost port 5602 proto http request / for 2 cycles then alert"
triggers a HTTP check with HEAD, but some applications does not implement HEAD, only GET requests and return an HTTP 400 in this case. Monit should allow to explicitly set the HTTP method to use for the request (e.g. GET)
tested with Monit 5.20
somehow related to #375 - allow POST