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Latest version: 0.7.0
2003-08-10 Spamcalc 0.7.0 has been released.
spamcalc is a script to calculate the so-called 'dns pollution' value of a hostname, and has nothing to do with email spam.
The original intention of hostnames was to create a hierarchical structure so humans didn't need to remember ip addresses. After all, it's much easier to remember "www.google.com" than "220.127.116.11". With the advent of IRC, a medium was created where, if you log on to it, your hostname is a part of how people will recognise you.
At some point, people thought it would be cool to have a hostname that is not hierarchical, like ancros27.iasi.astral.ro, but that contains a message, like look.at.my.cool.host.example.com. This was applauded by some, and frowned upon by some others. After all, this breaks the original intention of hostnames: to have a hierarchical structure.
If the value is between 0 and 49, the hostname is almost certainly a hierarchical host. If between 50 and 99, the hostname is possibly dnsspam. And if the score is 100 or more, the host is certainly dnsspam.