[PLUG] Broken 'whois'; why?

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Sep 20 06:13:02 PDT 2004


   For years I've been using 'whois' to identify the domain name associated
with a particular IP address. Now, on the newly-installed Slackware-10.0
system, when I try to run an address using the standard form; e.g.:
                     "whois 80.191.126.26 at whois.ripe.net"
the response is:
              "No whois server is known for this kind of object.'

   Google returns 17 hits for this string; most in Dutch or French and none
tell me why I see this behavior. Where do I start looking for an answer so I
can fix this?

TIA,

Rich

-- 
Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
<http://www.appl-ecosys.com>




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