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    1 BW Whois README File
    2 
    3 VERSION:
    4 
    5   Current version: 5.5.2
    6   Released 8 August 2012
    7 
    8 You can always find the current version of BW Whois here:  
    9 
   10     http://whois.bw.org/
   11 
   12 This version of BW Whois . . . 
   13 
   14   requires Perl 5.8.0 or later. 
   15 
   16   requires these perl modules (included with Perl 5.8):
   17 
   18     IO::File
   19     IO::Socket
   20     Getopt::Long
   21     Fcntl
   22 
   23   will use these perl modules, if available: 
   24 
   25     CGI        (included with Perl 5.8)
   26     Errno      (included with Perl 5.8)
   27     bwInclude  (included with BW Whois)
   28 
   29   requires a working installation of MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite, and
   30   DBI for caching and other DB functionality. 
   31 
   32 WHAT IS BW WHOIS?
   33 
   34     BW Whois is a whois client designed to work with the new
   35     "Shared Registration System" whois introduced 1 December
   36     1999. This new system has proved to be remarkably disorga-
   37     nized and inconsistent, resulting in tremendous confusion
   38     for those of us who need to find the ownership of a domain
   39     now and then.
   40 
   41 Here's the same statement said another way: 
   42 
   43     BW Whois is a whois client for RFC-954 compliant whois 
   44     servers using the Shared Registration System as revised 
   45     1 December 1999. 
   46 
   47 Under the new domain-name regime the whois system is now distributed 
   48 amongst the various domain-police^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H registrars, thereby 
   49 requiring that we know where to request whois data on what domains. 
   50 As if that weren't clever enough, they did not proviide for a reliable 
   51 and complete repository of top-level-domain/whois-server translation data. 
   52 
   53 This program will first go to a "root" whois server and ask for a record. 
   54 If found, the root server will tell us where to go get the actual record, and 
   55 then we go get it. 
   56 
   57 Optionally, you may use a configuration file (e.g., /etc/whois/tld.conf) to direct 
   58 the program to whois servers for TLDs that the "root" doesn't know about (e.g., 
   59 .net.au or .info or .uk.com). A rather thorrough tld.conf file is included 
   60 with all the whois servers that I know about. 
   61 
   62 The author of this program attempts to maintain thorough data on the whereabouts 
   63 of canonical whois servers for various TLDs. Please let me know if you have 
   64 updated data that I should include in it. 
   65 
   66 This program is free software. You may modify and distribute it under 
   67 the same terms as perl itself. 
   68 
   69 INSTALLATION:
   70 
   71 See the INSTALL file. 
   72 
   73 FILES: 
   74 
   75 This program is distributed as a tarball containing the following files: 
   76 
   77 whois       -- The program itself, written in perl. You shouldn't need to 
   78                modify this at all, unless your perl is in a non-standard 
   79                place.
   80 
   81                You may need to rename it for CGI mode. 
   82 
   83 install.sh  -- A simple install script for UNIX-ish systems. Must be run 
   84                as root. Results may vary. Use at your own risk. Contents 
   85                may settle during shipping. See INSTALL for more details. 
   86 
   87 tld.conf    -- The optional TLD table. Put this in /etc/whois/tld.conf
   88 
   89 sd.conf     -- An optional configuration file for the stripdisclaimer 
   90                feature. Put his in /etc/whois/sd.conf
   91 
   92 whois.conf  -- An optional configuration file. Put this in 
   93                /etc/whois/whois.conf
   94 
   95 whois.html  -- A sample single file for use with the CGI mode. 
   96 
   97 whois-first.html     +- A sample set of files for use with the CGI mode 
   98 whois-notfound.html  |
   99 whois-error-403.html |
  100 whois-error-408.html |
  101  
  102 whois.1     -- The whois man page. Copy this to /usr/local/man/man1/whois.1 
  103                or to the equivalant location on your system. 
  104 
  105 whois.txt   -- The man page in text format, for those of you who don't have 
  106                man on your sytem.
  107 
  108 create_whois_mysql.sql    +- SQL for creating tables in the database
  109 create_whois_pgsql.sql    |  for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite 3,
  110 create_whois_sqlite3.sql  |  respectively
  111 
  112 whois.db    -- An initialized SQLite3 database file with the necessary
  113                tables already created. 
  114 
  115 HISTORY     -- The revision history of the program. 
  116 
  117 README      -- This file. 
  118 
  119 COPYRIGHT   -- The lawyers made me do it. 
  120 
  121 DISCLAIMER  -- Use only as directed. 
  122 
  123 
  124 --Bill
  125