Bug 16939 - RFE: RIPE whois tools as alternative to fwhois
Summary: RFE: RIPE whois tools as alternative to fwhois
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: whois
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-25 14:47 UTC by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-12-13 15:33:44 UTC

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Description Daniel Roesen 2000-08-25 14:47:12 UTC
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:


Best regards,

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-09 04:29:30 UTC
Moving to 7.0 release as no feedback received yet.

Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2000-11-28 17:46:49 UTC
Still no comment yet. Are you not interested? Then please tell me...

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-12-13 16:13:04 UTC
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
some point.

Comment 5 Daniel Roesen 2000-12-13 16:49:51 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Pekka Savola 2001-01-17 18:46:03 UTC
This looks rather interesting:


Comment 7 Daniel Roesen 2001-05-27 19:40:53 UTC
New URL:


Comment 8 Michele Baldessari 2002-04-30 11:31:13 UTC
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.

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