What are the Sam Spade Search Tools?
This is a collection of some of the web tools provided by the Sam Spade website.
Click on any item to expand it’s description. Searches will open in a new window.
It’s slow, crufty, returns less information and has more bugs than the newer tools, but it’s still handy to have around.
This tool will decode any legal URL, showing you how it was obfuscated, what the real URL looks like and who hosts the website.
Enter a URL, such as http://samspade.org/ssw/ into the box and hit Go. You’ll see the raw http response from the server.
Any links, redirects or frames in the original webpage will be shown as active links. Some interesting constructs in the web page will be highlighted.
The downsides are that some websites will refuse to show you any content without a cookie – and there’s no way to accept a cookie, the HTML isn’t parsed particularly carefully, so some links may not be active, and authentication isn’t supported yet.
The AS number identifies the owner of the network neighborhood the system is in. Following the AS number link will give contact information for the owner of that block of addresses – the system itself may be a customer of the block owner.
at MagicGeekToolsAustralia (whois.aunic.net)Canada (whois.canet.ca)Switzerland (whois.nic.ch)edu,com,net,org,gov (whois.internic.net)Spain (whois.eunet.es)France (whois.nic.fr)Italy (whois.nis.garr.it)Japan (whois.nic.ad.jp)South Korea (whois.nic.nm.kr)Lichtenstein (whois.nic.li)US Military (nic.ddn.mil)Netherlands (domain-registry.nl)Sweden (whois.internic.se)Slovak Republic (whois.uakom.sk)United Kingdom, not .ac.uk or .gov.uk (whois.nic.uk)United States .us (nii-server.edu)Assigned IP addresses (whois.arin.net)Europe(whois.ripe.net)Asia Pacific (whois.apnic.net)
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It can give you some idea of who is provides connectivity to an address and how much of the internet a company provides connectivity to.