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Re: DOS Attacks and reliable network contact data.

  • From: Mark Milhollan
  • Date: Tue Oct 24 08:05:01 2000

Bryan Bradsby writes:
>I like ipw from the FreeBSD ports collection. 

Too bad the original source, against which the port was performed, isn't
mirrored somewhere within, at least not that I could find.

>In this case ipw returns several lines of useful information, including 
>  tech-c:      YO020JP 

Yes, but that's only because ...

remarks:     This information has been partially mirrored by APNIC from
remarks:     JPNIC. To obtain more specific information, please use the
remarks:     JPNIC whois server at (This defaults to
remarks:     Japanese output, use the /e switch for English output)

Had they not done so JPNIC itself doesn't appear to provide that detail ...

	$ whois -h
	[ JPNIC database provides information on network administration. Its use is   ]
	[ restricted to network administration purposes. For further information, use ]
	[ 'whois -h help'. To suppress Japanese output, add '/e' at   ]
	[ the end of command, e.g. 'whois -h xxx/e'.                  ]

		 ALLNET-CATV [ <->]

According to their "help" using a prefix character of % (percent sign)
is supposed to "Expand the contact fileds or known sub-domains", yet
``whois -h %'' yields the same