Spamdot is a small tool to poll web servers that
should run on any 32-bit version of windows.
Depending how it is configured, it can be used to cause a slashdot effect on
spammers websites or just to provide up-to-date response time information on
websites of interest.
It is written using MS Visual C++. It repeatedly polls the
root url from an user-specified list of web servers. The
polling frequency for each server is adjusted according to its response time.
It its GUI, Spamdot displays response time, cumulative transferred bytes, server type & access
count information for each web server in its list.
The user can add and remove hosts to/from the list,
and set a time after which the hosts are automatically
removed from the list. Also, the user can adjust the polling
interval on all servers by choosing a simple agressivity level number.
Spamdot checks the hosts against multi.surbl.org, and polls hosts found on the
blacklist more often than hosts that are not listed.
New hosts can be added to spamdot by simply copy/pasting selected links from
emails to spamdot.
A list of aliases for each host is maintained so that as the user adds new hosts,
the program will thell the user which dns names actually point to the same server.
A DNS lookup is done for each host only when the host is first added to
the list to make spamdot immune to dns name changes that could
otherwise redirect the polling to unrelated web servers.
Spamdot is licensed under the GNU GPL
Download spamdot from the sourceforge project page.
A few words of advice:
- Always download this program from sourceforge, never email it to anyone.
- Before adding it to spamdot, verify that a link in you email actually points to a spammers web shop instead of a third party.
- Spamdot automatically removes anything in the URL after the host name, so you can cut & paste the URLs from your inbox as they are