bin/142507: Whois -d option

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Thu Jan 14 09:50:03 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR bin/142507; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Edwin Groothuis <edwin at>
To: Dan Mahoney <danm at>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/142507: Whois -d option
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:40:41 +1100

 On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 07:25:04PM -0500, Dan Mahoney wrote:
 > >Description:
 > Whois includes the -d option to query the DOD database at
 >  The database is no longer in DNS and AFAICT no
 > longer exists.
 Same with .gov:
 [~] edwin at k7>whois
 whois: Non-recoverable failure in name resolution
 According to other mailinglists, the whois servers for .gov also
 don't exist anymore.
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