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WHOIS.CONF

Section: Debian GNU/Linux (5)

Updated: 9 April 2013

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NAME

whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client

SYNOPSIS

/etc/whois.conf

DESCRIPTION

This file contains a list of WHOIS servers which can augment or override the built-in list of the client.

It's a plain text file in ASCII encoding. Each line consists of two fields: a pattern to match WHOIS object identifier and a corresponding WHOIS server domain name.

Fields are separated by non-empty sequence of space or a tabular characters. A line starting with a hash character is a free comment and it's not considered.

The pattern is case-insensitive extended regular expression if whois client has been compiled with POSIX regular expressions support. Otherwise, simple case-insensitive suffix comparison against WHOIS object identifier is used.

Internationalized domain names (IDN) must be specified in ascii-compatible encoding (ACE) format.

EXAMPLE

\.nz$ nz.whois-servers.net

  1. Hangul Korean TLD

\.xn--3e0b707e$ whois.kr

  1. Private ASNs

^as645(1[2-9]|2[0-9]|3[0-4])$ whois.example.net

FILES

/etc/whois.conf

SEE ALSO

whois?(1)

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Petr Písař <[email protected]> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or higher.


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