bin/128725: whois(1) does not correctly send queries regarding
IPv6 addresses to the RIR whois servers
mdh_lists at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 9 09:50:04 PST 2008
The following reply was made to PR bin/128725; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: mdh <mdh_lists at yahoo.com>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/128725: whois(1) does not correctly send queries regarding IPv6 addresses to the RIR whois servers
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 09:14:41 -0800 (PST)
I was a bit unclear, as I was doing a lot of things at once. You'll also notice a minor bug in my patch (I put the filenames on the command line in the wrong order, oops!) Sorry about the confusion.
Just to clarify, what I mean by the ARIN whois server replicating the behavior seen when querying an IPv4 address is that it returns a pointer to the correct RIR. In the case of IPv6, it doesn't do this right now. I've emailed hostmaster at arin.net to ask about this, as it seems counterintuitive that their whois server behaves differently in this way.
Furthermore, I somehow mucked up GNATS here - the text in the "Unformatted" section shown in the web system should be appended to the "Description" section. I had pasted in the output from whois(1) there.
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