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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

whois

Synopsis

whois [option] name

Queries the Network Information Center (NIC) database to display registration records matching name. Multiple names need to be separated by whitespace. The special name "help" returns more information on the command's use.

Options

-a

Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database.

-A

Use the Asia/Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) database.

-b

Use the Network Abuse Clearinghouse database.

-c countrycode

Check country-specific whois server at countrycode .whois-servers.net .

-d

Use the U.S. Department of Defense database for .mil.

-g

Use the U.S. non-military federal government database for .gov.

-h host

Specify a different whois server, host, to query. The default is whois.internet.net.

-i

Use the Network Solutions Registry for Internet Numbers database.

-I

Use the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) database.

-l

Use the Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry (LACNIC) database.

-m

Use the Route Arbiter Database (RADB) database.

-p port

Connect to the whois server on port.

-r

Use the R'eseaux IP Europ'eens (RIPE) database.

-6

Use the IPv6 Resource Center (6bone) database.

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