jwhois is an Internet Whois client that contains an extensible configuration file, which defines its operation. The client supports queries to foreign hosts, either through the RFC 954 - NICNAME/WHOIS protocol, the RFC 2167 - Referral Whois 1.5 protocol, or HTTP using an external browser. Upon execution, it searches through its configuration to find the most specific whois server to query. Depending upon the reply from that whois server, it can assume the query was successfull and display the result to the user, or optionally redirect the query to another server to find more specific information.
Release Notes: The hostname has been added to the cache key. The example configuration has been updated.
Release Notes: Bugfixes and an updated example configuration.
Release Notes: Updates to default configuration for recent changes in several top level domains, including .org.
Release Notes: More advanced rewrites of queries (targeted for more picky HTTP servers), and updating the example configuration to list even more domains.
Release Notes: This release introduces several compile-time fixes for various operating systems and environments.