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Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:17:14 +0100
From: Alessandro Tanasi <>
Subject: [tools] hostmap-0.2 released


I am glad to release hostmap version 0.2.

= Introduction =

hostmap is a free, automatic, hostnames and virtual hosts discovery tool
written in Ruby and licensed under GNU General Public License version 3
(GPLv3). It's goal is to enumerate all hostnames and configured virtual
hosts on an IP address. The primary users of hostmap are professionals
performing vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.

= Changes =

Some of the new features include:

    * Fully refactored and rewritten in Ruby.
    * User requested interrupt (CTRL+C) now is handled.
    * Added Rakefile to automatize task. For example readme and API
documentation rebuilding.
    * Changed info gathering plugin architecture. Now using PlugMan library.
    * Added some host names to brute forcing dictionaries.
    * Added parsing of alternate subject (subjectAltName) from X.509
    * Added info gathering plugin using
    * Added wildcard domains detection.
    * Added wildcard X.509 certificate detection.
    * Added -d option to use a user supplied list of DNS servers
    * Added blacklist for second level TLD (for example detection.
    * Added an enumeration plugin to use Microsoft Bing via API. API key
must be provided in configuration file.
    * Added a configuration file (hostmap.conf) to keep user settings.
    * Added option --http-ports to specify the ports to check for an
HTTP/HTTPS service.

See the complete list of changes at

= Download =

You can download it in the following formats:

* Source gzip compressed,

* Source zip compressed,

= Documentation =

* hostmap user's manual:

Alessandro `jekil` Tanasi

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