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Version: 0.6.18 Date/Time: 21/04/2015 07:08:38
Fixed: Fixed bug in CSV export

Version: 0.6.17 Date/Time: 04/06/2015 23:22:13
Fixed: Minor bug fixes

Version: 0.6.15 Date/Time: 15/02/2015 00:22:30
Modified: Save as CSV now correctly formats file saved
Modified: Other minor modifications

Added: Change CSV delimiter (Tools > Settings > Export)
Added: Obtain country information
Added: Send to ISSViews WhoIs
Added: Send to VirusTotal
Added: Send to Quttera
Added: Send to Sucuri
Added: Search ASN using Peering DB

Removed: Send to BrowserDefender (no longer exists)

Version: 0.6.12 Date/Time: 11/04/2013 12:26:28
Modified: Tools > Search menu
Modified: Tools > Check URL menu (now called "Scan URL with")

Added: Save as CSV
Added: Save as text (No line breaks) (see Release notes)
Added: Correct OpenDNS hit-nxdomain IPs (see Release notes)
Added: Windows 7/8/8.1 OS detection
Added: Send IP/Hostname to BFK
Added: Send IP/Hostname to Bing
Added: Send IP/Hostname to BGP.HE.NET
Added: Send IP/Hostname to CleanMX
Added: Send IP/Hostname to Exalead
Added: Send IP/Hostname to Google
Added: Send IP/Hostname to hpHosts
Added: Send IP/Hostname to MDL
Added: Send IP/Hostname to RobTex
Added: Send IP/Hostname to SiteAdvisor
Added: Send IP/Hostname to SafeWeb
Added: Send IP/Hostname to TrustedSource
Added: Send IP/Hostname to Web Of Trust
Added: Send IP/Hostname to URLQuery
Added: Send IP/Hostname to URLVoid
Added: Send IP/Hostname to ZeusTracker
Added: Search ASN using CIDRReport
Added: Search ASN using CleanMXASN

See Readme.txt
Version: 0.6.11 Date/Time: 27/02/2013 07:22:04
Modified: IP allocation spec as per RFC
Modified: Slight error in the about dialog

Version: 0.6.10 Date/Time: 28/12/2012 14:46:38
Modified: NRIP DNS spec updated as per RFC changes

Version: 0.6.9 Date/Time: 05/04/2012 23:08:55
- Several misc updates and bug fixes

Version: 0.6.5 Date/Time: 08/09/2011 22:14:08
Added: Only return ASN instead of ASN description (see Tools > Settings > Misc)

Fixed: Check This site from context menu fails

Version: 0.6.4 Date/Time: 08/07/2011 21:50:48
Added: List ASN associated with IP.

Fixed: IP formatting when saving to text and there's more than one IP

Version: 0.5.3 Date/Time: 19/03/2009 19:16:05
Fixed: Site status not returned correctly when response code is not 200

Reported by Gordon www.hhsc.state.tx.us
Version: 0.5.1 Date/Time: 21/02/2009 15:00:11
Added: Enable/disable auto-save

Fixed: Issue with logging routine not writing to correct file

Version: 0.4.9 Date/Time: 17/02/2009 21:28:40
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

Special thanks to HardHead and Rodney for the bug fixes :o)
Version: 0.4.8 Date/Time: 16/02/2009 16:35:18
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;
  1. (ms-localhost)
  4. (NRIP)
  5. (localhost)
  6. (localhost)
  7. (NRIP)
  8. 192.168.x.x (NRIP)
  9. (spurious)

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.
Version: 0.4.6 Date/Time: 02/12/2009 14:27:37
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)

Version: 0.4.5 Date/Time: 02/05/2009 12:04:40
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

Version: 0.4.2 Date/Time: 15/01/2009 03:20:04
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

Version: 0.4.1 Date/Time: 01/09/2009 17:41:46
Fixed: Add dialog does not warn when nothing is entered
Fixed: Bug concerning hostnames resolving to multiple IP's failing to pass IP verification

Thanks to Sparsha for noticing and reporting the multiple IP bug :o)
Version: 0.4.0 Date/Time: 01/09/2009 00:39:37
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

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,
Version: 0.1.8 Date/Time: 30/09/2008 02:36:09
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

For changes between 0.1.4 > 0.1.5, please see;


For changes between 0.1.5 > 0.1.7, please see;

Version: 0.1.4 Date/Time: 03/08/2008 23:46:05
Added: Import Outpost IP Blocklist
Added: Full rDNS (including PTR)
Added: New validation mode (IP resolution only)

Modified: Updated help file

Special thanks to Donna and Hardhead at Calendar of Updates (CoU) for both suggesting and testing the new features.
Version: 0.1.3 Date/Time: 23/07/2008 01:24:09
Added: Automatic resolution when importing a list of IP's
Added: New IP PTR result option
Added: XP SP3 and Vista SP1 detection
Added: Import from file toolbar button
Added: Check site with WOT (Web of Trust)

Fixed: Importing HOSTS file

Modified: Updated platform detection routines
Modified: Response Code column now shows friendly codes alongside actual response codes

Version: 0.1.2 Date/Time: 24/02/2008 23:38:24
Added: Check MDL (malwaredomainlist.com) inclusion status
Added: Check site with hpHosts to right click context menu
Added: Check site with MDL to right click context menu
Added: Check site with Web Sniffer (web-sniffer.net) to right click context menu

Modified: Minor modification to hpHosts query routine
Modified: Results will now show "Skipped" when saving or printing, if process was stopped before completion

Fixed: Minor issue when saving or printing results
Fixed: Index out of bounds error when trying to search for IP before running validation

Version: 0.1.1 Date/Time: 10/01/2008 03:18:44
Fixed: Passing list of domains without protocol prefix fails URL validation
Fixed: Load from file dialog fails to load when last used dir is an inaccessable UNC path

Version: 0.1.0 Date/Time: 03/12/2007 13:02:28
Modified: Program name changed from "Site Online" to "hpObserver"
Modified: Help file

This program was previously known as Site Online (during the Alpha and beta testing). Details on this are available at;


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