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whois

whois supports all protocol extensions (RIPE, 6bone, CRSNIC) with the familiar RIPE command line interface and IPv6 support. It also automagically queries the right registry for all domains and most netblocks.

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  •  14 Aug 2006 20:57

    Release Notes: This release fixes the parsing of hostname+port, which was broken by 4.7.14. It adds the .gp, .ni, and .tn TLD servers, and updates the .bh, .bn, .ec, .gy, .im, .kw, .mu, .ph, .pr, .py, .ve, and .vu TLD servers.

    •  30 Sep 2005 15:22

      Release Notes: This release adds the .jpn.com, .web.com, .bj, .ht, and .ky TLD servers, updates the .kz, .mo, .sb, .sn, .uy, and .uz TLD servers, adds support for the -afrinic, -idnic, and -uynic NIC handles, checks the whole hide_strings[] and updates when needed, and adds some preliminary and non-working support for libxcrypt to mkpasswd.

      •  11 Apr 2004 00:54

        Release Notes: This release fixes the DENIC code.

        •  20 Feb 2004 01:41

          Release Notes: This release removed the .ac.cn SLD, added support for 6to4 IPv6 addresses, updated 145/8 after ERX transfer, and added IDN support.

          •  25 Jun 2003 21:25

            Release Notes: The Polish translation and the PIR server parser have been updated. A French translation and support for the .dj TLD have been added. Netsol disclaimer strings have been fixed.

            Recent comments

            17 Jan 2005 20:53 nutbar

            Download/Homepage URL
            The current URL states it's accessible via HTTP however this doesn't seem to be working at the moment. You can access it via FTP though:

            ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/

            21 May 2003 10:50 nutbar

            Re: slowwwwwwww

            > This client takes an insane amount of
            > time to do whois
            > queries. I've tried 4.6.2 and 4.6.3. I'm
            > wondering where I
            > find the 'normal' whois client that
            > responds almost
            > immediately. Any ideas on how to fix
            > this problem or where
            > to find the 'normal' whois client?


            I can only see it being slow if you're trying to do a whois on a domain that has a slow whois server. This whois program queries the proper whois servers (rather than you having to know them yourself) which makes it a bit slower, but it is about a million times better than the whois program you think you want.

            18 Apr 2003 12:50 apollyon

            slowwwwwwww
            This client takes an insane amount of time to do whois
            queries. I've tried 4.6.2 and 4.6.3. I'm wondering where I
            find the 'normal' whois client that responds almost
            immediately. Any ideas on how to fix this problem or where
            to find the 'normal' whois client?

            05 Dec 2001 20:14 caniffe

            Wouldn't be without it...
            This prog is an absolute lifesaver. I attempted to scan *.au host records for ages before I found this in 2000; kudos to the developer.

            28 Jun 2001 13:41 dananderson

            RedHat 7.1 package
            I built RedHat RPM packages for whois.
            Source and i386 binary packages are at:

            ftp://dan.drydog.com/pub/swhoisd/
            or

            http://dan.drydog.com/swhoisd/


            Also there is Swhoisd, Simple Whois Daemon.

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