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Re: Whois -a?
From: Peter van Dijk <peter () dataloss nl>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 15:35:37 +0200


On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 08:20:45AM -0500, John Murphy wrote:

Straight from the MAN page Roeland (man whois)...

...
DESCRIPTION
     Whois looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network
In-
     formation Centers (NICs).

     The options are as follows:

     -a      Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database.
             It contains network numbers used in those parts of the world
cov-
             ered neither by APNIC nor by RIPE. Contact (handle) information
             should be looked up by appending "-ARIN" to the NIC handle:
...

whois -a is most commonly seen on BSD systems, and is most definitely
not available on every current UNIX.

Greetz, Peter.


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