gwhois 20120626

An universal whois client which can also act as an intelligent whois proxy
gwhois is an universal whois client and it can also act as an intelligent whois proxy. whois is an internet service to lookup administrative contacts and owners of domains, ip-adresses or other important parts of the internet infrastructure.

Primary use is querying domain data. Such information is for example used by system administrators, spam fighters and a lot of other people. Specialised clients are used to query whois servers. Unfortunately, whois is not a centralised service. Data for different countries domains are stored on different servers.

IP adresses are divided roughly by continents. Some data can only be aquired by visiting a website. gwhois strives to help with this problems. It contains a list of services to query, and which domains/adresses/etc. can be queried there. It can also query webpages.

The results are either presented directly (if used as a client) or gwhois is installed as a whois proxy. It can then be queried using a standard whois client. Whois clients are available for most operating systems.

last updated on:
May 9th, 2013, 14:13 GMT
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developed by:
Michael Holzt
homepage:
gwhois.de
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ System \ Networking

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What's New in version 20100727
  • Updated debconf template translations: ru (closes: Bug#581866), pt (closes: Bug#581958), cs (closes: Bug#581993), ja (closes: Bug#582303), es (closes: Bug#583342), fr (closes: Bug#583786), sv (closes: Bug#586820), sv (closes: Bug#589857)
  • 2a00:: is ripe, also fixed ipv6 pattern in whole (closes: Bug#585072)
  • fixed ARIN lookups
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