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Re: Here we go again...

  • From: Network Operations Center
  • Date: Sun Dec 28 23:48:47 1997

	Hello All,

On Sun, 28 Dec 1997, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 1997 at 01:13:21AM -0500, Steve Sobol wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 26, 1997 at 07:19:06PM -0500, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > > I guess whois is broken again, at least partially...  I was hunting the
> > > HylaFax home page, and went off to whois(1) 'tpc.int'... who aren't
> > > listed.  There isn't something I should know, is there?
> > 
> > The int TLD is not handled by the InterNIC, it's handled by USC-ISI,
> > as revealed by a query of InterNIC's servers.
> 
> Aha!  Hadn't even thought about that...
> 
> > But you can't do a whois of tpc.int using nii.isi.edu, the whois server
> > that you use to do whois queries on .US subdomains. 

	Well a rwhois(client) call to nii.isi.edu done thusly,

	rwhois -h nii.isi.edu:43 fp.k12.wa.us 

	Returns :

Referral Whois (RWhois) spec version 1.0 (InterNIC V-1.0BETA4)
Connecting to [nii.isi.edu] port [43]  -> command line server
RWhois Server at nii-server.isi.edu version V-1.0:
Connecting to [rwhois.internic.net] port [4321] Punt referral to higher authority
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Connecting to [rwhois] port [0] Punt referral to higher authority

<ERROR> Can't find host 'rwhois'.

	Punt to higher authority , Hunh.... !
	It seems they don't supply whois info for areas below the us. ?
	Os is it more on the line that they delegate to 'someone' but
	then don't supply who someone is thru whois ?

> Indeed?
> 
> > Perhaps you should ask ISI why they don't provide whois info, or perhaps
> > you can ask who does??
> 
> That would be a Bill Manning question, wouldn't it?

	Well Bill ?????? 

> Cheers,
> -- jra
> -- 
> Jay R. Ashworth                                                jra@baylink.com
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			Tia,  JimL





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