Whois -a?

Peter van Dijk peter at dataloss.nl
Tue May 15 13:35:37 UTC 2001

On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 08:20:45AM -0500, John Murphy wrote:
> Straight from the MAN page Roeland (man whois)...
> ...
>      Whois looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network
> In-
>      formation Centers (NICs).
>      The options are as follows:
>      -a      Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database.
>              It contains network numbers used in those parts of the world
> cov-
>              ered neither by APNIC nor by RIPE. Contact (handle) information
>              should be looked up by appending "-ARIN" to the NIC handle:
> ...

whois -a is most commonly seen on BSD systems, and is most definitely
not available on every current UNIX.

Greetz, Peter.

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