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hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:03 pm

Overview:

hpObserver is a small program that allows you to monitor networks and website's (or IP's if you prefer).

Current features include;

- Monitor HTTP or UNC path
- Continuous or single pass monitoring
- Comparison validation
- hpHosts inclusion status
- Obtain Servers IP
- Obtain webpage size (in bytes)
- Print/Save results
- Send URL to vURL Desktop Edition or vURL online edition
- Send URL to SiteAdvisor
- Send URL to TrustedSource
- Server response code (i.e. 200, 404, 501 etc)


v0.1.4

Changes:

Added: Import Outpost IP Blocklist
Added: Full rDNS (including PTR)
Added: New validation mode (IP resolution only)

Modified: Updated help file

Notes:

Special thanks to Donna and Hardhead at Calendar of Updates (CoU) for both suggesting and testing the new features.

I completely forgot about the individual validation method and such that were mentioned in the review by ghacks.net (http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=463), so will work on those for 0.1.5 (and I'll write 'em down this time so I don't forget again, lol).

Download:
http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... hpobserver

Homepage:
http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... hpobserver

Screenshot:
http://support.it-mate.co.uk/images/pro ... enshot.gif
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:47 pm

Version: 0.1.8

Changes:

Added: Automatically resolve IP's when importing
Added: Prompt to validate if validation hasn't been done prior to saving

Modified: Updated EULA
Modified: Validation routines optimized
Modified: Validation routines now check whether they're validating a hostname or IP

Fixed: Bug when importing IP's

Misc: Other minor bug fixes and modifications

Notes:

For changes between 0.1.4 > 0.1.5, please see;

http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=676

For changes between 0.1.5 > 0.1.7, please see;

http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=715


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http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... hpobserver
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:51 pm

Version: 0.4.0

Modified: Validation routines completely re-written to improve speed
Modified: IP and PTR resolution re-written

Fixed: XML validation selected when asked to use rDNS (and vica versa)
Fixed: Error occurs when dragging/dropping domains (drag/drop has been disabled as it's not required)

Misc: Several other modifications and bug fixes, thanks to private testing by TeMerc, HardHead and Sparsha

Notes:

Note, this release includes a new help file, and more importantly, ALL files have been moved to the /Storage folder to help keep things as clean as possible.

If you find you've lost your settings, ensure you move the config and monitor etc files/folders, to /Storage (you'll need to shutdown hpObserver before doing this)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:54 am

Just a note folks, if you've already downloaded this, please re-download it as I've fixed a bug in the context menu when right clicking the listview (items that should be enabled, are disabled).

Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Hardhead » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:49 am

Thank you Steven.
Go the new version 0.4.0 now. 1rokon

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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:56 am

Dude thanks a lot for the new version. You are fast in fixing bugs man wrshp

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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:12 am

hehe cheers :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:24 pm

Steve,

I just stumbled on what i think might be a small bug(or a setting's problem not sure)

The tool fails to resolve sites which resolves to multiple IP address. <?>

For instance: Registrydoctorpro2008.com resolves to 3 different IP's and is already listed, When i try to check the status of the site using the tool it fails to resolve to any of the IP address.

Applog:

Code: Select all

10-01-2009 00:39:27 I've been asked to resolve: registrydoctorpro2008.com
10-01-2009 00:39:27 PTR: registrydoctorpro2008.com
10-01-2009 00:39:32 IPAddr: 77.245.61.80, 93.174.93.213, 93.190.139.229
10-01-2009 00:39:32 IP invalid: 77.245.61.80, 93.174.93.213, 93.190.139.229, reverting to 127.0.0.1
10-01-2009 00:39:34 Site [ http://registrydoctorpro2008.com ] is currently Offline
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:36 pm

hehe found and fixed, cheers :)

I'm uploading the files to the servers and will update the site once done. I've attached a copy of the no install package for you in the meantime :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:48 pm

Version: 0.4.1

Changes:

Fixed: Add dialog does not warn when nothing is entered
Fixed: Bug concerning hostnames resolving to multiple IP's failing to pass IP verification

Notes:

Thanks to Sparsha for noticing and reporting the multiple IP bug :o)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Hardhead » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:25 pm

Thanks Steven and Sparsha. 1rokon

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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:26 am

Dude got up from a good sleep and you have a new version ready for the week end hunt. Version: 0.4.1 works fine and again thanks for the fast fix 1rokon
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:22 am

hehe my pleasure :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:17 am

Addition to Current features: :mrgreen:

Send URL to Safeweb
Send URL to Browser Defender

Can we have an additional button next to Start Monitor (or some where else)which contains a drop down menu to "Check This site with" list. (To make the current drop down menu a little smaller :) )
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:20 am

Do you have the URL's for those two? (I presume it's something along the lines of "url.com/site" ???)

I'll sort out the dropdown menu for you :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:35 am

Here you go :) ....... I've included SafeWeb and BrowserDefender, and moved the menu to a sub-menu of the context menu for now (till I get the menu on the toolbar done :))

imghpObserver_RC_CheckSite.gif
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:26 am

eek... Just 15 Mins and we have the new version with all the features added ..... YHOO


Thanks Steve wrshp

Edit: Couldn't figure out to add a new smiley just attached it :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:40 am

Steve Browser Defender is using http
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:06 am

hehe my fault for copying the code and not checking it first :oops:

Here ya go :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Sparsha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:53 am

Works fine!!!

Thanks Dude!
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:11 am

Nice one! :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Hardhead » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:31 pm

Thanks Steven 1rokon

Looking like a gem. :mrgreen:

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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:21 pm

hehe always a pleasure dude :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby Hardhead » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:01 am

Running hpObserver on Windows 7 now. YHOO

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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:16 am

hehe nice one! ........ cheers dude :)
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:32 am

Version: 0.4.2

Changes:

Added: Select fields to export when saving results (Tools > Settings > Export)
Added: Check site with Browser Defender (requested)
Added: Check site with Norton Safe Web (requested)
Added: Check site with Exploit Prevention Labs Links Scanner

Modified: "Check this site ..." options moved to "Check this site" sub menu in order to shorten context menu (requested)
Modified: Updated vURL query menu (pointed to old vURL Online website)
Modified: Updated Web Sniffer query menu
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:11 am

Version: 0.4.5

Added: Automatically check sites when importing (Settings > Misc)

Fixed: Count now corrects itself when removing sites
Fixed: Spaces are removed during import (if the URL requires a space, you MUST replace the space with %20)

Modified: Several modifications
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:33 pm

hpObserver 0.4.6 has now been released.

Changes:

Fixed: "Index out of bounds" occurs when the file you are importing has an EOL (empty line) at the end of the file

Modified: When importing, you are no longer asked if you want to verify the sites you are importing. Instead, there is a setting for this (Tools > Misc) (see screenshot attached)

Modified: Change notifications are no longer presented when running single pass verification (unusual for this to occur anyway, but I've disabled them for this mode all the same)

Modified: Change notifications in continuous mode can now be disabled (it will log changes to file instead), via Tools > Misc (see screenshot attached)

Modified: If change notifications are enabled, the program will be put on top of all other running programs when a prompt is presented, just incase you happen to be doing something else and don't notice it (this is to prevent it hanging the program)

Overview:
http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... hpobserver

Download:
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:40 pm

Version: 0.4.8

Added: "Use external server for DNS lookups" (Tools > Settings)

If enabled, hpObserver will use a special file on the temerc.com server to do the hostname > IP lookups

Added: Auto-saves results to \storage\temp_validation.txt whilst the validation process is running

If the application crashes during validation, this file can be used to restore the last saved results

Fixed: Save IP changes to log instead of prompting does not save
Fixed: Domains with underscored ("_") incorrectly fail to resolve

Modified: IANA RESERVED and internal (non-public) IP's are now correctly identified in the PTR (if enabled)

This includes;

  • 0.0.0.0 (ms-localhost)
  • 1.1.1.1 (IANA RESERVED)
  • 2.2.2.2 (IANA RESERVED)
  • 10.0.0.1 (NRIP)
  • 127.0.0.1 (localhost)
  • 128.0.0.1 (localhost)
  • 172.0.0.1 (NRIP)
  • 192.168.x.x (NRIP)
  • 255.255.255.255 (spurious)

Notes:

Special thanks to Rodney for the suggestions and bug fix notifications, and to Henry (securemecca.com) for the suggestion to add the IANA and internal PTR info.
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Re: hpObserver

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:37 pm

Version: 0.4.9

Added: Now saves last opened window size + position

Fixed: PTR not shown if hostname only resolves to a single IP
Fixed: IP import (via Load From File) failed to work if "IP PTR" on the results tab (Tools > Settings) was disabled, but Auto-resolve (Misc tab) was enabled

Modified: Several other minor modifications

Notes:

Special thanks to HardHead and Rodney for the bug fixes :)


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