Intelligent WHOIS client
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README Update the README file for the modern age Mar 31, 2013
as32_del_list Add more ASN entries for Japan and Korea May 2, 2014
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config.h Remove the inet_pton(3)-based parser Dec 27, 2017
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ip_del_recovered.h Add new recovered IPv4 allocations Oct 30, 2016
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make_as_del.pl Fix some invalid ASN and networks entries May 2, 2014
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make_new_gtlds.pl fix the validation regexp in make_new_gtlds.pl Oct 15, 2014
make_nic_handles.pl Split nic_handles_list off tld_serv_list Oct 15, 2014
make_servers_charset.pl Make the small perl programs uniform in style May 2, 2014
make_tld_serv.pl Implement querying ip6.arpa domains Jan 13, 2018
make_version_h.pl Update make_version_h.pl to support Debian binNMUs Sep 13, 2014
mkpasswd.1 Imported Debian version 5.0.1 Mar 30, 2013
mkpasswd.c mkpasswd: update the copyright year May 24, 2018
new_gtlds_list Update the list of new gTLDs Jul 11, 2018
nic_handles_list Add support for -bzh NIC handles May 22, 2018
ripe-mail Imported Debian version 4.6.3 Mar 30, 2013
servers_charset_list Update the charset for whois.nic.cl Jul 15, 2018
simple_recode.c Free memory on error in simple_recode() Dec 26, 2013
simple_recode.h Imported Debian version 5.0.0 Mar 30, 2013
tld_serv_list Update the .au server Jul 15, 2018
utils.c Annotate more functions with NORETURN Feb 26, 2017
utils.h Implement support for libidn2 Feb 26, 2017
whois.1 Remove references to 6bone Jan 13, 2018
whois.c Fix a use after free in convert_in6arpa() May 22, 2018
whois.conf Imported Debian version 5.0.18 Mar 30, 2013
whois.conf.5 whois.conf(5): add an example about AS numbers Jan 5, 2014
whois.h Implement querying ip6.arpa domains Jan 13, 2018

README

In 1999 I wrote this Whois client from scratch because the alternatives
were obsolete or bloated.

This client is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate
whois server for most queries.

The internal database is often more accurate than IANA's published one,
but please send me any information you have regarding domains and network
resources which are not correctly handled by the program.

Because of historical reasons this package also contains the mkpasswd
program, which can be used to encrypt a password with crypt(3).


The canonical distribution point for releases of the program is
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/ .


Useful information sources:
- http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/current-ripe-documents/ripe-database-documents
- http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/
- http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion
- http://www.aftld.org/

Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>