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query returns plain text and no whois::answer object #12

gucki opened this Issue Feb 13, 2010 · 4 comments


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gucki commented Feb 13, 2010

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gucki commented Feb 13, 2010

Using one of your examples and version 1.0.2:

Loading development environment (Rails 2.3.5)
** Erubis 2.6.5

w = Whois::Client.new
=> #<Whois::Client:0x7f5fda722c98 @timeout=10>
=> "\nOrgName: Google Inc. \nOrgID: GOGL\nAddress: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway\nCity: Mountain View\nStateProv: CA\nPostalCode: 94043\nCountry: US\n\nNetRange: - \nCIDR: \nNetName: GOOGLE\nNetHandle: NET-74-125-0-0-1\nParent: NET-74-0-0-0-0\nNetType: Direct Allocation\nNameServer: NS1.GOOGLE.COM\nNameServer: NS2.GOOGLE.COM\nNameServer: NS3.GOOGLE.COM\nNameServer: NS4.GOOGLE.COM\nComment: \nRegDate: 2007-03-13\nUpdated: 2007-05-22\n\nOrgTechHandle: ZG39-ARIN\nOrgTechName: Google Inc. \nOrgTechPhone: +1-650-318-0200\nOrgTechEmail: arin-contact@google.com\n\n# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2010-02-12 20:00\n# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.\n#\n# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use\n# available at https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html\n"


weppos commented Feb 13, 2010

The code you posted works perfectly. Whois::Answer acts as a String and its representation is almost exactly as a String.

Look at this

w = Whois::Client.new
# => Whois::Answer

gucki commented Feb 13, 2010

ok, your are right - sorry for the false bug report! but I wonder how to get for example the contact details for the query above?

NoMethodError: undefined method contact' for #<Whois::Answer:0x7fde98000158> from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/whois-1.0.2/lib/whois/answer.rb:154:inmethod_missing'
from (irb):6

NoMethodError: undefined method contacts' for #<Whois::Answer:0x7fde98000158> from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/whois-1.0.2/lib/whois/answer.rb:154:inmethod_missing'
from (irb):7


weppos commented Feb 13, 2010

A Whois::Answer object responds to 3 "contact" methods:

  • registrant
  • admin
  • technical

For instance, you can get technical details with

w = Whois::Client.new

In order to access response as an object, a parser needs to be available for the hostname which handle the Whois request.
Unfortunately, in your case there's no parser for whois.arin.net yet. This is the reason why the code above will return nil.

Here's an example with a supported server

w = Whois::Client.new

tpalmer pushed a commit to tpalmer/whois that referenced this issue Oct 10, 2012

Merge pull request #12 from cramerdev/rrpproxy
Create whois.rrpproxy.net parser

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