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.
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.
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.
Release Notes: Added check for Servlet-Engine. Added option to pass a url instead of just host and port.
Release Notes: A new timeout setting to make httptype give up waiting for a response from a host after a given time.
Release Notes: A check to see whether the real hostname could be identified or not (in some cases this causes $realname to be undefined, which causes a warning), better tracing with --trace switch, and disuse of barewords as hash indexes (causes a warning on some implementations).
Release Notes: This is a small bugfix release that removes the use of barewords as a hash index. In some cases this caused a warning.
Release Notes: --showreal option to display the real hostname has been added. This is useful if you use the canonical name or an alias. --showip option to display the IP address of the host has also been added.
Release Notes: Default login name for proxy server authentication added.
Release Notes: A fix for some broken servers that do not honour the HEAD method (using GET if HEAD does not work).