whois  5.5.10
About: whois is an improved whois client (searching in a RFC-3912 database)
  Fossies Dox: whois_5.5.10.tar.xz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

whois Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies whois_5.5.10.tar.xz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).
In 1999 I wrote this Whois client from scratch because the alternatives
were obsolete or bloated.

This client is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate
whois server for most queries.

The internal database is often more accurate than IANA's published one,
but please send me any information you have regarding domains and network
resources which are not correctly handled by the program.

Because of historical reasons this package also contains the mkpasswd
program, which can be used to encrypt a password with crypt(3).

The canonical distribution point for releases of the program is
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/ .

Useful information sources:
- http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/current-ripe-documents/ripe-database-documents
- http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/
- http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion
- http://www.aftld.org/

Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>