Monday, July 31, 2006


We know:
  • 20.032.470 Hosts
  • 5.357.250 Domains
  • 7.812.218 IPs
  • 224.337 Nameservers
  • 39.914 Mailservers
(We just started with sorting in Mail- and Nameservers - we are sorting in MX- and NS-Records for around 200.000 Domains per Day, so MX- and NS- figures will continue to increase for about 20 to 30 days.)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

5 Million Domains

We cracked the 5-Million-Mark on our domain-database. Serversniff know knows more than 5 million unique domain-names, which should represent around 5 percent of all globally registered domainnames.

We will keep inserting new hosts and domains daily, and the more you look up the more we will know. The update-speed might decrease slightly for we are on the run to update our data with NS- and MX-records. We might finish this in a few months and serversniff will offer many new functions then.

A domainsearch is implemented, a hostnamesearch looking up hosts in our 35-million-hostnames-db will be in place soon - both functions are available via our API only at the moment. Access to our API-services is free, but requires a formless registration - send an EMail to to get a free personal account.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Unstable Server

Serversniff doesn't like virtuozzo. You might imagine that we call a lot of backend-programms to let serversniff do it's job. When there are too many background-processes and not enough (shared) RAM, the apache-process is silently dying and can't be restarted, it can't even be killed.

Virtuozzo is nice, but is nothing compared to stuff like VMWare. Providers like virtuozzo, for it make every virtual machine on a host run on only one system-installation, while each vmware-engine has its own os and eats therefore much more ram and hd-space.

We decided that we don't like virtuozzo - so serversniff will (again) move to another server with the old one simply acting as some kind of proxy. while we move we will do some quality assurance and internal updates, it might take a few weeks until everything is moved completely.