WHOIS(1) General Commands Manual WHOIS(1)NAME
whois - DARPA Internet user name directory service
Produces a helpful message similar to the following:
Please enter a name or a handle (``ident"), such as ``Smith" or ``SRI-NIC". Starting with a period forces a name-only search; starting
with exclamation point forces handle-only. Examples:
Smith [looks for name or handle SMITH ]
!SRI-NIC [looks for handle SRI-NIC only ]
.Smith, John [looks for name JOHN SMITH only ]
Adding ``..." to the argument will match anything from that point, e.g. ``ZU..." will match ZUL, ZUM, etc.
To have the ENTIRE membership list of a group or organization, if you are asking about a group or org, shown with the record, use an aster-
isk character `*' directly preceding the given argument. [CAUTION: If there are a lot of members this will take a long time!] You may of
course use exclamation point and asterisk, or a period and asterisk together.
RFC 812: Nicname/Whois
4.3 Berkeley Distribution June 6, 1985 WHOIS(1)
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WHOIS.CONF(5) Debian GNU/Linux WHOIS.CONF(5)NAME
whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client
This file contains a list of WHOIS servers which can augment or override the built-in list of the client.
It's a plain text file in ASCII encoding. Each line consists of two fields: a pattern to match WHOIS object identifier and a corresponding
WHOIS server domain name.
Fields are separated by non-empty sequence of space or a tabular characters. A line starting with a hash character is a free comment and
it's not considered.
The pattern is case-insensitive extended regular expression if whois client has been compiled with POSIX regular expressions support. Oth-
erwise, simple case-insensitive suffix comparison against WHOIS object identifier is used.
Internationalized domain names (IDN) must be specified in ascii-compatible encoding (ACE) format.
# Hangul Korean TLD
# Private ASNs
SEE ALSO whois(1)AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Petr Pisa <firstname.lastname@example.org> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2
Petr Pisa 9 April 2013 WHOIS.CONF(5)
Hey folks, I've been charged with the job of finding out who's been screwing around with the download counts on our site. So now I have this huge list of IP's that I supposed to match to such and such developer.
I was told by one guy that I should just do a traceroute and that'd tell me where... (2 Replies)
I wrote a basic script to query a whois server using the whois system command to retrieve information about IP's. I have file containing the ip addresses which I feed to the whois command via a while loop. This seems to work sometimes. Most of the time, the whois command seems not to... (0 Replies)
I have a script that does a whois lookup that worked fine on a previous server. It used whois with the t option to timeout in 5 seconds. A while back I upgraded to a new server and the script had problems. I found out the new server didn't even have whois. The whois command was symlinked to jwhois... (4 Replies)
I need a script that given an IP address, say IPA, do the following:
- queries "whois IPA"
- extracts, from the whois answer, the IP network string indicated after the string "route:",
- searches the IP network string in a given text file, say CIDR2ASN.txt, which has several lines,... (1 Reply)
I have list of ips like
whois 126.96.36.199 |grep -E 'country|Country'
it show country=US or whatever.
so i have number of ips in text file, how i can use above script to automate output like
188.8.131.52 FR (3 Replies)
Hello, I was wondering how I can do a whois from a file with lots of ip's in this format
And so on, then print the whois data from all the ip's to one single file sort of like this "whois -r 'ipfile' > 'whoisfile'"
Thanks in advance!
... (3 Replies)
I am looking for a free whois lookup tool or some "scripting help" that will give uniform result for whois lookup from the linux command line.
whois of a .co.nz domain results nameserver as follows.
While that of a .net... (5 Replies)
Hello, do you know any clever way to get information whether certain domain name become avaialble for registration from bash script?
Would be good to check for the availability like every 100miliseconds, i want to catch domain. (1 Reply)
Hi, i want to make linux bash script which will periodically check for certain domain availability, i mean like every 100miliseconds.
I want to ask which command i need to use, so the result is not cached and i dont cause any inappropriate overload?
whois domainname.com (when No... (1 Reply)
I want to get all the IPs of the A RECORDS for mail.google.com.
The aim is to deny access to these IPs.
I learnt that mail.google.com has several IPs.
I did the following steps:
1. whois google.com
2. I got the following as its DOMAIN SERVERS:
3.# dig @ns1.google.com a... (1 Reply)
Hello, when i tried to get whois on an .com domain, it automatically used tucows whois, it appears it cant connect that server, please how can i fix it, so it dont fail or use another server?
whois mydomainname.com -f
Linux * 2.6.18-348.3.1.el5.028stab106.2 #1... (5 Replies)