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Bug 7704 - whois no longer functional for any web server on planet ?
whois no longer functional for any web server on planet ?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fwhois (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-12-09 12:10 EST by Jim Walker
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 21:46:43 EST
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Description Jim Walker 1999-12-09 12:10:19 EST
I note your name on the fwhois changelog:

Are you aware that whois as it is now if not functional?

Currently whois/fwhois queries:

This is no longer valid with the addition of new registrars (,
et al).

In order to make whois a functional tool, it needs to query:

This is the new central whois lookup for netsol,, etc. only queries NetSol (very bad and get's hosting companies in


Best Wishes,
Jim Walker

More lookup data after checking

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 03:37:59 EST
assign to the right component
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-04 21:46:59 EST
This will be fixed in fwhois-1.00-12 (or later) in Raw Hide.  Thanks for the

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