Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16939
RFE: RIPE whois tools as alternative to fwhois
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
Please consider including RIPE's whois-tools (whois, networkupdate,
cryptpw) into Red Hat 7.0 as it supports far more options than fwhois.
RPMs can be found here:
Moving to 7.0 release as no feedback received yet.
Still no comment yet. Are you not interested? Then please tell me...
Update: the file is now:
The additional options RIPE whois offers are only supported by whois servers
running the RIPE version of the whois server. It may go into Power Tools at
Sure, but there is no problem with using this whois clients against NSI, ARIN,
APNIC or other whois servers so it can be a full replacement.
This looks rather interesting:
I also think that including a more featureful whois client would be a great
idea. The one mentioned here :
which points here :
From the homepage :
whois supports all protocol extensions (RIPE, 6bone, CRSNIC) with the familiar
RIPE command line interface and IPv6 support. It also automagically queries the
right registry for all domains and most netblocks.
Plus, it is well maintained.