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About: whois is an improved whois client (searching in a RFC-3912 database)

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whois --version whois --version
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION
whois searches for an object in a RFC 3912 database. whois searches for an object in a RFC 3912 database.
This version of the whois client tries to guess the right server to ask f or the specified object. If no This version of the whois client tries to guess the right server to ask f or the specified object. If no
guess can be made it will connect to whois.networksolutions.com for NIC handles or whois.arin.net for guess can be made it will connect to whois.networksolutions.com for NIC handles or whois.arin.net for
IPv4 addresses and network names. IPv4 addresses and network names.
OPTIONS OPTIONS
-h HOST, --host HOST -h HOST, --host=HOST Connect to HOST.
Connect to HOST.
-H Do not display the legal disclaimers some registries like to show you. -H Do not display the legal disclaimers that some registries like to show you.
-p, --port PORT -p PORT, --port=PORT Connect to PORT.
Connect to PORT.
-I First query whois.iana.org and then follow its referral to the wh ois server authoritative for -I First query whois.iana.org and then follow its referral to the wh ois server authoritative for
that request. This works for IP addresses, AS numbers and domain that request. This works for IP addresses, AS numbers and domai
s. BEWARE: this means that the ns. BEWARE: this implies that
IANA server will see your complete query. the IANA server will receive your complete query.
--verbose --verbose
Be verbose. Be verbose.
--help Display online help. --help Display online help.
--version --version
Display client version information. Display the program version.
Other options are flags understood by whois.ripe.net and some other RIPE- like servers: Other options are flags understood by whois.ripe.net and some other RIPE- like servers:
-a Also search all the mirrored databases. -a Also search all the mirrored databases.
-b Return brief IP address ranges with abuse contact. -b Return brief IP address ranges with abuse contact.
-B Disable object filtering. (Show the e-mail addresses.) -B Disable objects filtering. (Show the e-mail addresses.)
-c Return the smallest IP address range with a reference to an irt o bject. -c Return the smallest IP address range with a reference to an irt o bject.
-d Return the reverse DNS delegation object too. -d Return the reverse DNS delegation object too.
-g SOURCE:FIRST-LAST -g SOURCE:FIRST-LAST Search updates from SOURCE database between FIR
Search updates from SOURCE database between FIRST and LAST update ST and LAST update serial num-
serial number. It's useful to ber. It is useful to obtain Near Real Time Mirroring stream.
obtain Near Real Time Mirroring stream.
-G Disable grouping of associated objects. -G Disable grouping of associated objects.
-i ATTR[,ATTR]... -i ATTR[,ATTR]... Inverse-search objects having associated attr
Search objects having associated attributes. ATTR is attribute n ibutes. ATTR is the attribute
ame. Attribute value is posi- name, while the positional OBJECT argument is the attribute value
tional OBJECT argument. .
-K Return primary key attributes only. Exception is members attribu -K Return primary key attributes only. An exception is the members a
te of set object which is ttribute of set objects, which
always returned. Another exceptions are all attributes of obj is always returned. Another exception are all attributes of th
ects organisation, person, and e objects organisation, person
role that are never returned. and role, that are never returned.
-l Return the one level less specific object. -l Return the one level less specific object.
-L Return all levels of less specific objects. -L Return all levels of less specific objects.
-m Return all one level more specific objects. -m Return all one level more specific objects.
-M Return all levels of more specific objects. -M Return all levels of more specific objects.
-q KEYWORD -q KEYWORD Return information about the server. KEYWORD can be vers
Return list of keywords supported by server. KEYWORD can be versi ion for the server version,
on for server version, sources sources for the list of database sources or types for the list of
for list of source databases, or types for object types. supported object types.
-r Disable recursive look-up for contact information. -r Disable recursive lookups for contact information.
-R Disable following referrals and force showing the object from the local copy in the server. -R Disable following referrals and force showing the object from the local copy in the server.
-s SOURCE[,SOURCE]... -s SOURCE[,SOURCE]... Request the server to search for objects mirr
Request the server to search for objects mirrored from SOURCES. ored from SOURCE. Sources are
Sources are delimited by comma delimited by comma, and the order is significant. Use the -q sou
and the order is significant. Use -q sources option to obtain li rces parameter to obtain a
st of valid sources. list of valid sources.
-t TYPE Return the template for a object of TYPE. -t TYPE Return the template for a object of TYPE.
-T TYPE[,TYPE]... -T TYPE[,TYPE]... Restrict the search to objects of TYPE. Mul
Restrict the search to objects of TYPE. Multiple types are separa tiple types are separated by a
ted by a comma. comma.
-v TYPE Return the verbose template for a object of TYPE. -v TYPE Return the verbose template for a object of TYPE.
-x Search for only exact match on network address prefix. -x Search for only exact match on network address prefix.
NOTES NOTES
When querying the Verisign gTLDs (e.g. .com, .net...) thin registry serve rs for a domain the program When querying the Verisign gTLDs (e.g. .com, .net...) thin registry serve rs for a domain, the program
will automatically prepend the domain keyword to only show domain records . The nameserver or registrar will automatically prepend the domain keyword to only show domain records . The nameserver or registrar
keywords must be used to show other kinds of records. keywords must be used to show other kinds of records.
When querying whois.arin.net for IPv4 or IPv6 networks, the CIDR netmask length will be automatically When querying whois.arin.net for IPv4 or IPv6 networks, the CIDR netmask length will be automatically
removed from the query string. removed from the query string.
When querying whois.nic.ad.jp for AS numbers, the program will automatica lly convert the request in the When querying whois.nic.ad.jp for AS numbers, the program will automatica lly convert the request in the
appropriate format, inserting a space after the string AS. appropriate format, inserting a space after the string AS.
When querying whois.denic.de for domain names and no other flags have bee n specified, the program will When querying whois.denic.de for domain names and no other flags have bee n specified, the program will
automatically add the flag -T dn. automatically add the flag -T dn.
When querying whois.dk-hostmaster.dk for domain names and no other flags have been specified, the pro- When querying whois.dk-hostmaster.dk for domain names and no other flags have been specified, the pro-
gram will automatically add the flag --show-handles. gram will automatically add the flag --show-handles.
RIPE-specific command line options are ignored when querying non-RIPE ser vers. This may or may not be RIPE-specific command line options are ignored when querying non-RIPE ser vers. This may or may not be
the behaviour intended by the user. When querying a non-standard serv the behaviour intended by the user. When using non-standard query pa
er, command line options which rameters then the command line
are not to be interpreted by the client should always follow the -- separ options which are not to be interpreted by the client must follow the --
ator (which marks the begin- separator (which marks the
ning of the query string). beginning of the query string).
If the /etc/whois.conf configuration file exists, it will be consulted to find a server before applying If the /etc/whois.conf configuration file exists, it will be consulted to find a server before applying
the normal rules. Each line of the file should contain a regular expressi on to be matched against the the normal rules. Each line of the file should contain a regular expressi on to be matched against the
query text and the whois server to use, separated by white space. IDN do mains must use the ACE format. query text and the whois server to use, separated by white space. IDN do mains must use the ACE format.
The whois protocol does not specify an encoding for characters which cann ot be represented by ASCII and The whois protocol does not specify an encoding for characters which cann ot be represented by ASCII and
implementations vary wildly. If the program knows that a specific server uses a certain encoding, if implementations vary wildly. If the program knows that a specific server uses a certain encoding, if
needed it will transcode the server output to the encoding specified by t he current system locale. needed it will transcode the server output to the encoding specified by t he current system locale.
Command line arguments will always be interpreted accordingly to the current system locale and con- Command line arguments will always be interpreted accordingly to the current system locale and con-
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LC_MESSAGES environment variables specify a Japanese locale. LC_MESSAGES environment variables specify a Japanese locale.
WHOIS_OPTIONS WHOIS_OPTIONS
A list of options which will be evaluated before the ones specifie d on the command line. A list of options which will be evaluated before the ones specifie d on the command line.
WHOIS_SERVER WHOIS_SERVER
This server will be queried if the program cannot guess where som e kind of objects are located. This server will be queried if the program cannot guess where som e kind of objects are located.
If the variable does not exist then whois.arin.net will be queried . If the variable does not exist then whois.arin.net will be queried .
SEE ALSO SEE ALSO
whois.conf(5) whois.conf(5).
RFC 3912: WHOIS Protocol Specification RFC 3912: WHOIS Protocol Specification.
RIPE Database Query Reference Manual: <http://www.ripe.net/data-tools/su pport/documentation/ripe-data- RIPE Database Query Reference Manual: <http://www.ripe.net/data-tools/su pport/documentation/ripe-data-
base-query-reference-manual> base-query-reference-manual>
BUGS BUGS
The program may have buffer overflows in the command line parser: be sure to not pass untrusted data to The program may have buffer overflows in the command line parser: be sure to not pass untrusted data to
it. It should be rewritten to use a dynamic strings library. it. It should be rewritten to use a dynamic strings library.
HISTORY HISTORY
This program closely tracks the user interface of the whois client develo ped at RIPE by Ambrose Magee This program closely tracks the user interface of the whois client develo ped at RIPE by Ambrose Magee
and others on the base of the original BSD client. and others on the base of the original BSD client.
AUTHOR AUTHOR
Whois and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> and a re licensed under the terms of Whois and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> and a re licensed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher. the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.
Marco d'Itri 17 June 2019 WHOIS(1) Marco d'Itri 2019-12-30 WHOIS(1)
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