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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-010 | Update on Whois

  • From: Chris Cappuccio
  • Date: Thu Sep 10 11:27:12 1998

On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> 	I'm an idiot, teach me to work late at night.  Of course the
> phone numbers are in the rwhois database, I just overlooked them.
> 	In any event, I have two URL's for you:
> 	The first is a web script you can run and get pretty web
> output.  Browse whois data in a clickable fashion.  The second is
> a link so you can download the script itself and run it on your
> own web server.  There is an added bonus to this method, if you
> invoke the script from the command line yourself it prints output
> that looks just like whois.  It does not understand the "whois"
> syntax, unfortunately, but a straight query like "./rwhois.cgi 
>" will return the expected output.  This allows you
> to drop in an rwhois client where you need to parse whois style
> output.
> 	I'm still having a problem where I get connection refused
> far too often running this script.  At the moment I'm not sure if
> it's a perl bug, an mod IO::Socket::INET bug, a busy server, or
> programmer error.  If you figure out how to fix that please let
> me know.

Actually,        891     A        891     A

This is your problem:

twist:chris {149} telnet 4321
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
twist:chris {150} telnet 4321
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
%rwhois V-1.5:003eff:00 (by Network Solutions, Inc.

> 	I'm curious if anyone will find this useful, and/or if I
> just duplicated stuff that was already available.  If it is useful
> I can probably extend it more, right now it's pretty utilitarian.

Except for the server that doesn't answer, I think rwhois is much more
useful because it is definitely faster and doesn't give me messages

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