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HTTP Server type

httptype reads a list of http hosts and optionally the port number for each of these. It queries each host, displaying the type of HTTP server running on that host, if any. It reads the http_proxy and no_proxy environment variables to determine whether to use a proxy or not. These options may also be specified through the command line.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  26 Aug 2002 17:11

    Release Notes: You can now use URLs in a host file as well. Unsupported URL schemes will return a warning and be skipped. This version also tries to figure out the server type of SSL hosts.

    •  16 Mar 2002 13:09

      Release Notes: 1.3.8 is now stable. --showreal and --showip options were added to display the real hostname and IP address of the host and to check whether the real hostname can be identified or not. This caused problems in previous releases if DNS didn't work. Better tracing is now done with the --trace switch. An option for timing out while checking hosts, a check for Servlet-Engine as well as Server, and an option to pass a URL instead of a host and port have been added. A user may now specify a hostfile, a URL, and a host:port on the commandline; all are considered. getopt is now used to parse arguments. Other minor fixes have been made.

      •  05 Oct 2001 13:38

        Release Notes: The user may specify hostfile, URL, and host:port on the command line, and all of these will be processed. The program now uses Getopt to parse arguments. The code was cleaned up, and proper indentation was added. Some bugs in the man page were fixed.

        •  07 Apr 2001 09:41

          Release Notes: Added check for Servlet-Engine. Added option to pass a url instead of just host and port.

          •  01 Oct 2000 20:54

            Release Notes: A new timeout setting to make httptype give up waiting for a response from a host after a given time.


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