more dns weirdness

pete wright nomadlogic at
Thu Dec 9 23:01:13 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Paul Macdonald <paul at> wrote:
> On 09/12/2010 22:01, Andy Tornquist wrote:
>> Have you tried a different server to query?
> the wider issue is that freebsd whois will use cnames
> 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

according to man 1 whois you can specify alternative hosts to query as
well as alternative databases.  specifically i think the -h switch
will be of interest.


pete wright

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