Subject: Re: Whois was annoying me...
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Jasper Wallace <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/2003 18:17:49
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> > the sake of it (biting sarcasm), any danger in just sucking
> > the OpenBSD whois into NetBSD and saving the effort?
> I haven't looked at it closely, but sounds good to me.
> You can also try pkgsrc/net/md-whois (and probably others in pkgsrc) too.

I use jwhois, it works fine.

Can we be sure that which ever whois gets included knows about RIPE,
APNIC and the cctld's, some of the newer whois's work ok for
com/net/org but not other tld's, and just refer all ip address queries to
ARIN, which is less than helpful.

jwhois supports most things, including oddities like

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