What's the real issue here?

NetSecGuy netsecguy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 15:20:55 UTC 2007

Point taken.

I assumed my version of whois was up to date and my google results
only showed it being unallocated.

FWIW, OSX my default whois was 4.7.17, which I assumed was up to date.
 Updated to 4.7.20 and charter appears.

Apologies for the time waster.

On 9/19/07, Joe Provo <nanog-post at rsuc.gweep.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 10:28:52AM -0400, NetSecGuy wrote:
> >
> > :~> whois
> > Unknown AS number or IP network. Please upgrade this program.
> >
> > Is this a function of whois hardcoded to no do lookups for this
> [snip]
> You are running some old version of whois - thanks for providing
> no OS or anything. It quite cleearly told you ityself that it is
> in need of upgrading, and the specifics will vary based on what
> the heck you are running.
> Perhaps a pointy-clicky client is more your speed? the ARIN web
> interface would tell you in this instance, and the geektools.com
> lookup is fairly bright about looking at multiple registries.
> --
>              RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE

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