Asheesh Laroia on 6 Oct 2010 09:23:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Whois <IPaddress>

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Doug Crompton wrote:

The version that works is :

doug@bridget:~> whois --version
Version 4.5.6.

doug@bridget:~> whois
# Query terms are ambiguous.  The query is assumed to be:
#     "n"
# Use "?" to get help.

# The following results may also be obtained via:

NetRange: -
NetName:        APNIC-123
NetHandle:      NET-123-0-0-0-1
NetType:        Allocated to APNIC

and both

slate:/usr/local/bin # whois --version
Version 4.7.17.


LKG66450E:/# whois --version
Version 4.7.30.

do not work.

BUT the above example. 'whois' DOES work. It apparently is
just certain IP address ranges. Like:

slate:/usr/local/bin # whois
Unknown AS number or IP network. Please upgrade this program.

So it might be a lookup configuration problem. This last one is a valid US
Verizon assigned IP address. The fact that the older whois version finds
and identifies the address would indicate that the data is available and
that whois is just not finding it.

Silly question, maybe, but does a *future* version work?

Either way it's a regression, and there should be a bug in Debian.

-- Asheesh.
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