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Re: ITP: whois-ripe

On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 07:40:17PM +0200, Christian Hammers wrote:
> >  >Ever thought of making the default server whois.ripe.net instead
> >  >of whois.internic.net since it *is* the ripe whois client? If not
> >
> > I won't do that. Users expect it to have a default of
> > whois.internic.net. If you really want a different default please
> > patch 2.3-3 to get the default from an environment variable.
> what about naming the RIPE whois client rwhois, giving it the default
> of whois.ripe.net and putting it in the same package as the whois
> client ?

there's an existing program called 'rwhois' (i don't think it's packaged
for debian, though). rwhois is/was a superset of whois.

what's wrong with just typing 'whois -h whois.server.name query-string'?
or if query the same server a lot, make an alias or wrapper sh script 

e.g.  to query the australian whois db:
	alias au.whois='whois -h whois.aunic.net'


craig sanders

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