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Re: Whois -a?
From: Stephen Griffin <stephen.griffin () rcn com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 18:27:52 -0400 (EDT)


In the referenced message, mike harrison said:

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

You can query any whois server with query () server
ie:  192.168.1.1 () arin net  works. 

No match for "192.168.1.1 () ARIN NET".

The moral of the story, RTFM to know how your own implimentation
of whois works. Not all whois clients are made alike, and I'm not aware
of any (POSIX for example) standards for it.
 


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