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Re: NSI again removes services

  • From: Chris Cappuccio
  • Date: Wed Oct 20 17:16:42 1999

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Greg A. Woods wrote:

 | I think the inventor of fwhois should have nasty things done to the
 | arguments of every command he ever types again!

The fact that several widely used Linux distributions still have this
ancient, broken program that I cobbled together from old finger source code
nearly 8 years ago should speak for itself ;)

 | You can still get the *real* whois client from most any *BSD, or from
 | the InterNIC ftp site.  You can also find the much more advanced RIPE
 | version too (of which a slightly modified version is now in
 | NetBSD-current too).
 | However wouldn't just quoting the so-called "domain" portion make a
 | multi-word query like that work with fwhois?