gwhois(1) generic whois client / server


gwhois <query>


gwhois is a generic whois client. It strives to know for all existing tlds and all ip address ranges the appropiate whois server to ask. You can simply call gwhois with a query for some domain or some ip and it will ask the right server for you! It can even query webforms which are unfortunately the only query type supported by many bad registries.

gwhois can also be used as a whois server. You can call it from the inetd and make it accessable via a normal standard whois client. This allows for example using a windows client and still make use of the enhanced features of gwhois.


The pattern file of gwhois. Contains the list of domain and ip to server mappings. It is in a machine readable regexp format but should be easy to understand by humans, too. If you have additions and corrections please report them always to the authors!
File created depending on debconf question sending mail. Please do not change manually but instead use dpkg-reconfigure!


Juliane Holzt <[email protected]>