Whois use and some questions
Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Jan 17 11:31:59 UTC 2007
on Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:34:35 +0100, you wrote:
> I wish ask Unix experts if whois is reliable or not as from the log I
> wish know who is using.
If you use a (platform independent) _authoritative_ whois service, then
the information you get is accurate, as everybody else on the internet
sees the same. Examples (including oddities):
whois -h whois.ripe.net cobss.ch <= this asks whois.nic.ch
whois -h whois.nic.ch cobss.ch <= almost always times out
whois -h whois.networksolutions.com cobss.com
> If some have traceroute or whois for using inside Squeak I wish know.
I suggest to use a web service and parse the web reponse (not that I have
one; I always scripted command line utilities for whois).
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