more dns weirdness

Chris Brennan xaero at
Thu Dec 9 22:52:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Paul Macdonald <paul at> wrote:

> the wider issue is that freebsd whois will use tld.whois-servers.netcnames to resolve appropriate whois servers and that
> has nameservers from one sole provider (ultradns),
>  which is still having problems.
> I'm not overally bothered about amazons' whois, but i am concerned about
> freebsd's whois being tied to one NS provider (ultradns) which affects dig's

Indeed, whois on 2 freebsd boxes reports the faulty search but on my linux
box (gentoo) it worked fine.

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