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Re: NSI again removes services

  • From: Greg A. Woods
  • Date: Wed Oct 20 17:00:36 1999

[ On Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 17:30:11 (+0100), Patrick Evans wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: NSI again removes services
>
> My machines generally come with fwhois, which wants it in the format
> 'whois $domain@$server'...As you suggest, sending the commands
> straight to the TCP port takes care of that.

Isn't that "fwhois <domain>@<server>" ?  :-)
        ----^

I think the inventor of fwhois should have nasty things done to the
arguments of every command he ever types again!

You can still get the *real* whois client from most any *BSD, or from
the InterNIC ftp site.  You can also find the much more advanced RIPE
version too (of which a slightly modified version is now in
NetBSD-current too).

	ftp://rs.internic.net/netprog/whois.c
	ftp://ftp.ripe.net/tools/ripe-whois-tools-2.4.tar.gz

However wouldn't just quoting the so-called "domain" portion make a
multi-word query like that work with fwhois?

-- 
							Greg A. Woods

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