VisualRoute New Release Information

VisualRoute 14.0L
November 30th, 2011

Version 14.0L - November 30th 2011

  • Database update
  • Minor stability issue fixed
  • Minor Whois issue fixed

Version 14.0j - February 21st 2011

  • Local host location bug fix
  • Lookup bug for .de domains fixed.

Version 14.0i - February 11th 2011

  • Databuse bug fix.
  • Port probing made available in all editions.

Version 14.0h - December 13th 2010

  • Various bug fixes and general improvements.

Version 14.0g - December 2nd 2010

  • Various bug fixes and general improvements

Version 14.0f - October 28th 2010

  • MAC OS X 10.6 bug fix where VisualRoute aborted on launch.

Version 14.0e - August 4th 2010

  • ARIN Whois bug fix

Version 14.0d - June 28th 2010

  • eMail address tracing re-added

Version 14.0c - May 4th 2010

  • BUG FIX: File Select dialog

  • Minor improvement to ping engine

  • BUG FIX: Preferences not always saved

Version 14.0b - March 1st 2010

  • Continuous tracing bug fix

  • Bug fixes for MAC

  • Location bug fix

  • New Firefox plugin

Version 14.0a

  • New agent creation procedure (both web & client) - The remote agent creation procedure that allows you to run a traceroute from anywhere in the world to your VisualRoute server has been vastly improved to make it easier to setup and manage.

  • Improved update efficiency - the way the GUI updates and processes during a traceroute has been greatly improved to enhance usability and understanding.

  • Analysis Information - this feature is essentially a history search allowing you to grab any results from either a traceroute or ping plot for a particular IP/host name.

  • Traceroute Ping Plot - a new feature that plots the response times for every hop in a particular traceroute. More information

  • New user interface

Version 13.1e (August 12, 2009)

  • Bug fix

Version 13.1d (July 28, 2009):

  • Various bug fixes

Version 13.1c (May 20, 2009):

  • Windows service support (Business, SupportPro editions)
  • Copy/paste added for Host/URL entry
  • Fixed last hop naming bug

Version 13.1b (April 27, 2009):

  • Minor fixes and improvements

Version 13.1a (March 30, 2009):

  • Improved speed and performance
  • Improved Whois support
  • Hops caching
  • Improved NetVu layout system (Business, SupportPro Editions)

Version 13.0b (March 16, 2009):

  • Improved Whois and port probing
  • IP location database update
  • Various bug fixes

Version 13.0a (January 30, 2009):

  • Redesigned and updated display provides improved ease of use and faster results
  • Full results for port probing (Business, SupportPro editions)
  • New testing servers: San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL (Business, SupportPro editions)
  • Improved IPv6 support
  • Major IP location database update
  • Web server supports 3 concurrent users (Business, SupportPro editions)
  • Improved location updating facility
  • Improved save-as-HTML
10.0j - May 18th, 2006

  • IP location database update

10.0i - March 10th, 2006

  • Mac OS X Universal Binary support

10.0h - January 31st, 2006

  • IP location database update

10.0e - December 20th, 2005

  • Optional reporting of full Whois lookup record

10.0c - November 8th, 2005

  • Maintenance release

10.0b - October 24th, 2005

  • All Editions: Tabbed reports, redesigned interface, integrated help and tutorials, multiple maps, Firefox integration
  • Advanced Edition: Continuous trace and ping tests, performance database with historical reports, DNS performance testing
  • Business, Support, Professional Support and Server Editions: Trace comparison and analysis, custom maps, continuous trace and ping tests, performance database with historical reports, DNS performance testing
  • Business and Server Editions: Ping Plotter browser

9.3f - July 24th, 2005

  • Maintenance release, IP geographical database update

9.3e - July 7th, 2005

  • Maintenance release, IP geographical database update

9.3d - June 15th, 2005

  • Performance improvements, optimizations for the IP location database for faster traces
  • Mac 10.4 Tiger support

9.3c - May 12th, 2005

  • Maintenance Release

9.3b - April 25th, 2005

  • Maintenance Release
  • Improved Whois reporting for domains Whois reporting has been updated to comply with recent changes in the Whois registries, and now reports contact information for most domains, including company name, address, administrative contact, and the complete domain record.
  • Improved performance IP location lookups have been streamlined for faster reporting and greater efficiency.

9.2a - February 20th, 2005 (build 2652)

  • New Professional Support Edition which includes a Mutli-Use Reverse Trace Server which allows you to:
  • Easily troubleshoot remote customer connectivity problems and
  • Get instant on-demand connectivity analysis from remote data centers
  • Includes ability to add city locations for IP addresses, so you can add your own locations for more complete location reporting

9.0d - January 4th, 2005 (build 2600)

  • Norwegian Language added
  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Allows you to specify the address of the VRDB server

9.0c - December 17th, 2004 (build 2584)

  • Maintenance Release

9.0a - November 18th, 2004 (build 2555)

  • Significant improvements to the IP location database update process
  • you will automatically receive periodic location updates
  • Improved user interface provides greater ease of use, more flexibility for display options

8.0f - May 31st, 2004 (build 2384)

  • Fix for NT service uninstall problem
  • German whois lookups use the correct server
  • New database

8.0e - April 27th, 2004 (build 2352)

  • Maintenance Release

8.0d - March 23rd, 2004 (build 2318)

  • Maintenance Release

8.0a - November 12th, 2003 (build 2180)

  • Textured physical map option
  • Improved tracing capabilities
  • New port testing capability
  • New 'help' items and updated analysis messages
  • New report display options
  • Updated geo-IP database
  • VisualRoute Server Edition option to prevent traces to private addresses

7.3b - October 3rd, 2003 (build 2174)

  • Comprehensive IP database update

7.2a - June 20th, 2003 (build 2031)

  • Comprehensive IP database update

7.1c - February 12, 2003 (build 1913)

  • fixed uninstall problem

7.1b - February 11, 2003 (build 1893)

  • supports UDP style pings

7.0g - December 19, 2002 (build 1858)

  • misc bug fixes

7.0b - October 8, 2002 (build 1786)

  • misc bug fixes

7.0a - September 24, 2002 (build 1772)

  • Ping Grapher - continuously monitors latency of a host in real-time and displays the results on a graph
  • Advanced / simple mode GUIs. Configure VisualRoute to show information in brief or in detail
  • Improved geographical database
  • Help popup support - to explain problems in traces and other error messages
  • Changed mechanism for adding nodes to the geographical database
  • Dutch language support
  • Reset map option
  • Tooltips

6.1e - September 5, 2002 (build 1752)

  • Updated Whois and Network name information for ARIN

6.1a - July 5, 2002 (build 1688)

  • Improved geographical database
  • New analysis box with hyperlinks
  • Bug fix for Whois lookups on .com.au and .ac.uk domains

6.0b - October 9, 2001 (build 1421)

  • DNS Servers are now found in a OS language independent manner

6.0a - September 21, 2001 (build 1403)

  • eMailTracker allows you to track email address to servers
  • Internet Explorer toolbar integration
  • New improved GUI
  • Improved geographical database
  • Better protocol detection and 'port probing'
  • Improved installer

5.4a - July 26, 2001 (build 1347)

  • Portuguese language support
  • New VisualRoute Server security features
  • Mac version is now a single click launch
  • Workaround for a Windows 2000 SP2 WinSock bug

5.3a - June 26, 2001 (build 1317)

  • Italian and Swedish language support
  • Whois server updates
  • Improved virus detection for install package
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

5.2c - April 24, 2001 (build 1254)

  • Server: can now bind to one address on a multihomed server
  • A problem adding places to the geographical database was fixed
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

5.2b - April 10, 2001 (build 1240)

  • Map has a new look and feel
  • Much smaller download size
  • Updated geographical database
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • New NT Service mechanism

5.2a - April 4, 2001 (build 1234)

  • (beta test release)

5.1c - February 26, 2001 (build 1196)

  • Server: Fixed server deadlock problem in the ping engine

5.1b - February 20, 2001 (build 1191)

  • Server: Fixed DNS hang problem when lots of traces take place at once

5.1a - February 14, 2001 (build 1185)

  • Language Support: French, Spanish, German
  • Added HTML support when saving map/table
  • Better quick help in dialogs
  • Server: Applets support older versions of Netscape
  • Whois fix for CA TLD
  • Whois fix for RIPE

5.0b - June 7, 2000 (build 943)

  • Map colors can be changed (better for lower resolution monitors)
  • Percentage loss column show real time loss
  • InetAddress memory leak has been addressed
  • Most Recent Used list is now a floating dialog
  • Reduced screen flicker when scrolling the main window

5.0a - May 1, 2000 (build 896)

  • New colored zoomable map
  • Autozoom map option
  • Changed GUI Design
  • Customizable ping packet size, number of pings, and timeouts
  • Timezone information
  • Easy addition of new hosts to database
  • Support for hex encoded IP addresses
  • Improved cache management
  • Server: Updated zoomable maps
  • Server: Domain and Network Whois information
  • Server: Restrict referring web servers

4.2a - January 9, 2000 (build 783)

  • Updated geographical database
  • Updated handling of whois databases
  • Corrected a bug causing the partially grayed-out host text box in the VisualRoute applet (client).

5.1c - December 19, 1999 (build 762)

  • Solaris / Linux versions

5.1b - November 11, 1999 (build 724)

  • Updated geographical database
  • Added options to the Column Preferences dialog
  • Added capability to allow copy/paste of information from the Hop Panel node list into the Host / URL text box.
  • More consistent labeling of the "Snap" button.
  • More conventional button placement on Whois popup dialog
  • Consistent labeling on Web client page.
  • More consistent Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete option enabling / disabling.
  • More consistent item selection highlighting.

5.1a - October 19, 1999 (build 701)

  • Updated geographical database
  • Right mouse button context menus added to Enter Host text box, URL List, Map, and Table
  • Save as JPEG option in Edit menu
  • Multiple URLs can be selected in the URL list
  • Mouse-selectable Table data
  • Select columns to display dialog
  • Vertical window resizing
  • VisualRoute Server: Supports a default 'index.html' in the 'www' directory
  • VisualRoute Server: Automatic starting of a trace by adding '?go=www.host.com' onto the URL in your browser.
  • Changed 'England' to 'England/Scotland/N.Ireland'
  • Support for the 'BR' domain
  • Properly hide iconized windows under NT
  • New Server Options: 1) Save map position on exit 2) Show map 3) "Fast zoom" option

4.0c - February 16, 1999 (build 456)

  • Improved geographical database
  • VisualRoute Server improvements: Fixed a memory leak, runs as a NT service, Server applet can be embedded within your own web page
  • Added map/database for Italy
  • Web Links ability for integrating VisualRoute into existing diagnostic web pages.
  • 'Packing List' file integrity check the first time VisualRoute is run, which verifies the install and checks for viruses.

4.0a - November 30, 1998 (build 378)

  • VisualRoute Server (details)
  • Map Labels
  • Added detailed maps for more of the world
  • Better WHOIS caching
  • New License technique
  • Go/Stop button
  • Added 'hop 0' as the local machine

3.3a - August 28, 1998

  • Popup network and domain WHOIS support
  • Loose Source Route (LSRR) support
  • Vertical scroll bar
  • More maps
  • Removed ASN support

3.2c - July 1, 1998

  • RFC 1876 (DNS LOC) support
  • Changed how whois.ra.net was accessed

3.2b - June 24, 1998

  • Trial works beyond trial period with limited functionality
  • Added ASN support
  • More maps

3.2a - April 20, 1998

  • Support for non-Microsoft Java VM's
  • Java 1.1 strongly recommended
  • RFC 1918 (private use addresses) support
  • Menu support
  • URL host syntax to support other protocols/port

3.1b - April 3, 1998

  • Greatly improved World support
  • User-defined map data and locations

3.1a - March 19, 1998

  • World map support
  • Printing support (Java 1.1 required)
  • Vertical scroll bar
  • Clipboard support

2.1a - February 17, 1998

  • Enhanced U.S. geographical database
  • Full-featured trial period

2.0a - January 26, 1998

  • Added a map of the United States
  • Trial mode allows trace route to a limited set of sites

1.0a - November 17, 1997

  • Ultra-fast multi-threaded trace route
  • Results displayed in a Graphical User Interface
  • Written in Java 1.0.
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