Subject: Re: Suggested change to whois...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/03/2001 00:21:14
On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Nigel Reed wrote:
> Or not...
> bash-2.04# which jwhois
> bash-2.04# whois nelgin.nu
You example, doesn't show "j"whois. But you're right. It doesn't work for
.nu. It did work for my corenic-based isp-faq.com.
I made a pkgsrc out of the whois (Marco d'Itri) used by Debian. I called
it md-whois. It is available at
http://www.reedmedia.net/misc/netbsd/packages/pkgsrc-md-whois.tgz (I ran
pkglint on it but it came up with some weird messages like "FATAL: no
MAINTAINER listed in Makefile" even though it is there.)
Another whois that works is a shell-based whois wrapper. I grabbed it from
ftp://ftp.weird.com/pub/local/awhois.sh. Interesting. Maybe Mr. Woods
would be interested in packaging it (or reimplementing his ideas).
Jeremy C. Reed