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ISC Feature of the Week: Tools->Information Gathering

Published: 2012-05-17
Last Updated: 2012-05-17 20:39:55 UTC
by Adam Swanger (Version: 1)
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One of the sections on the ISC Tools page is Information Gathering at This collection will help you easily find out how your browser and plugins look to the outside and lists some other information lookup tools.


Browser Headers -
How a server sees your browser.

Browser Plugin Detector -
This page attempts to detect various browser plugins. The detection code used was created using PluginDetect.

  • Lists plugins detected and various version information for each.

Site Availability Check -
Checks if hostname is reachable.

  • Single input box.
  • Displays failure if unreachable.
  • If reachable, outputs:
    • Page load time
    • Page size in bytes
    • Return status code (ie. 200 success)
    • Final URL

Site DNS Check -
Hostname to IP DNS resolver.

  • Single input box.
  • Output IP if system is able to resolve.

Whereis[IP] -

  • Multi-line input box. Enter one(1) IP per line.
  • Output table contains:
    • IP ADDRESS queried
    • ASN of IP
    • NETWORK assignment
    • COUNTRY abbreviation
    • ISP name
    • RIR - Name of registry

Content Security Policy Test -
Created for Firefox 4 but features may be found in other browsers.

  • Lots of details and information on the test outlined and explained on the page


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Adam Swanger, Web Developer (GWEB, GWAPT)
Internet Storm Center


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