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       gwhois - generic whois client / server


       gwhois <query>


       gwhois  is  a  generic  whois  client. It strives to know for all existing tlds and all ip
       address ranges the appropiate whois server to ask. You can simply call gwhois with a query
       for  some  domain  or  some ip and it will ask the right server for you! It can even query
       webforms which are unfortunately the only query type supported by many bad registries.

       gwhois can also be used as a whois server. You can call it from  the  inetd  and  make  it
       accessable  via  a  normal  standard whois client. This allows for example using a windows
       client and still make use of the enhanced features of gwhois.


              The pattern file of gwhois. Contains the list of domain and ip to server  mappings.
              It  is  in  a  machine  readable  regexp format but should be easy to understand by
              humans, too. If you have additions and corrections please report them always to the

              File  created  depending  on  debconf  question  sending mail. Please do not change
              manually but instead use dpkg-reconfigure!


       Juliane Holzt <>