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Bug #1350

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whois(1) should use correct whois server for lookups

Added by Albert Lee almost 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Low
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Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2011-08-07
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
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Gerrit CR:

Description

whois(1) has the InterNIC whois server (whois.internic.net) hardcoded, which only returns results for COM, NET and EDU domain names. It should be querying whois.iana.org for the TLD, and extract the "whois:" field to query the correct registry's WHOIS server.

The default behaviour should also be documented in the man page.

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