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GETDOMINFO(1)		    General Commands Manual		 GETDOMINFO(1)

NAME
       getdominfo - map	host names to owning organizations

SYNOPSIS
       getdominfo  [-adv]  [-c	conn] [-e exclude] [-i dbfile] [-o dbfile] [-m
       mark-size] [logfile...]

DESCRIPTION
       getdominfo reads	a list of host names, from either log files  or	 a  DB
       file produced by	dns-terror, and	queries	a whois	database for the orga-
       nizations that own their	domains.  It writes the	results	to a second DB
       file.

       If you make more	than some small	number of whois	queries	in a given pe-
       riod of time (perhaps a minute) from a given IP address,	 the  InterNIC
       congestion  control algorithm refuses connections from that address for
       a minute	or two.	 Since they have a monopoly on the  database,  getdom-
       info  supports configuring a bunch of virtual IP	addresses on the local
       machine;	it cycles through them as the source address for the  queries.
       It's  easier  than writing a gratuitous distributed program to make the
       queries.

OPTIONS
       -a     Query for	all entries in the input DB file.  If not given, reads
	      logs from	stdin or files on command line.

       -c conn
	      Make  conn simultaneous connections to the InterNIC.  Default is
	      3.

       -d     Print debugging info.

       -e exclude
	      A	(Perl) regular expression to match IP addresses	on  the	 local
	      machine to not use, e.g.,	unrouted backnets or down interfaces.

       -i dbfile
	      The input	DB file, default ip2host.db.

       -o dbfile
	      The output DB file, default dominfo.db.

       -m marksize
	      Print a notice every marksize entries.

       -v     Verbose: print progress messages.

FILES
       ip2host.db
	      Default input DB file for	mapping	IP addresses to	host names.

       dominfo.db
	      Default output DB	file for saving	results.

SEE ALSO
       convert-dom-db(1), dns-terror(1), make-report(1), whois(1)

BUGS
       The  InterNIC keeps changing the	format of the query responses, requir-
       ing periodic tweaks to the parsing code to  extract  the	 organizations
       that own	the domains.  Now that there are multiple registrars to	query,
       the process has become even more	complicated, and this program has  not
       been updated to handle it.

AUTHORS
       Josh  Osborne  <stripes@pix.net>	 and David MacKenzie <djm@djmnet.org>.
       Please send comments and	bug reports to <fastresolve-bugs@djmnet.org>.

Fastresolve			  August 1999			 GETDOMINFO(1)

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