whois weirdness...

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon Oct 23 20:06:19 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Oct 23), Evren Yurtesen said:
> When I do whois from my FreeBSD 6-stable boxes I am receiving funny answers.
> For example when I do whois microsoft.com I get totally unrelated
> data.  However whois works just as expected from some linux boxes I
> tried.
> Can anybody explain why this is happening?

"whois microsoft.com" actually prints more unrelated data on a Debian
box than a FreeBSD one (Debian drills into each match where FreeBSD
just lists them one per line).  If you don't want a substring match,
prepend your query with an "=":

whois "=microsoft.com"

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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