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Re: InterNIC "whois server <handle>" broke?

  • From: Jeffrey Haas
  • Date: Fri Dec 18 14:28:48 1998

Given the number of very confused personal e-mails I've gotten on
this, here's a direct example:

: dns:~ $ whois conch.aa.msen.com
: [No name] (CONCH-HST)
: 
:    Hostname: CONCH.AA.MSEN.COM
:    Address: 148.59.1.20
:    System: ASA Pentium running BSDI UNIX
: 
:    Coordinator:
:       Operations Center, Msen Network  (MNO5)  noc@MAIL.MSEN.COM
:       +1 248 740-3400 xt. 2 (FAX) +1 248 740-0690
: 
:    Record last updated on 13-Dec-96.
:    Database last updated on 18-Dec-98 09:08:01 EST.
: 
: dns:~ $ whois server conch-hst
: No match for server "CONCH-HST".
: 
: dns:~ $ whois gr-press.com
: 
: Registrant:
: The Grand Rapids Press (GR-PRESS-DOM)
:    155 Michigan Ave. NW
:    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
: 
:    Domain Name: GR-PRESS.COM
: 
:    Administrative Contact:
:       Hanson, Worth  (WH851)  Whanson@CCMAIL.GR-PRESS.COM
:       (616) 222-5605
:    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
:       Burnett, Doug  (DB131)  dburnett@BOOTH-NEWS.COM
:       (313) 994-6960
:    Billing Contact:
:       Ramos, Dora  (DR921)  sbandg@CONDENAST.COM
:       (212) 692-4456
: 
:    Record last updated on 26-Aug-97.
:    Record created on 17-Mar-94.
:    Database last updated on 18-Dec-98 09:08:01 EST.
: 
:    Domain servers in listed order:
: 
:    DNS.MSEN.COM                 148.59.19.11
:    CONCH.AA.MSEN.COM            148.59.1.20
:    NBN.NBN.COM                  199.4.64.19
: 

Hopefully this clarifies things a bit more.

We're having enough trouble getting information on stuff on our servers.
We will be rather upset if this path is closed off too.

On Fri, Dec 18, 1998 at 01:20:54PM -0500, Jeffrey Haas wrote:
> Has anyone else noted that "whois server <handle>" no longer seems
> to be working at the InterNIC?
> 
> -- 
>  Jeffrey Haas   "Denial of Spamming is not a crime."
> elezar@pfrc.org  -- Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>

-- 
 Jeffrey Haas   "Denial of Spamming is not a crime."
elezar@pfrc.org  -- Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>




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