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WHOIS(1)							      WHOIS(1)

NAME
       whois, fwhois - query a whois or	nicname	database

SYNOPSIS
       whois [-r] [-h server] [-p port]	query[@server[:port]]

DESCRIPTION
       whois  formats  and sends queries to any	RFC954 whois server and	prints
       the results to standard output.

OPTIONS
       -p port
	      Change the port the whois	client connects	to.   The  default  is
	      whois  but any valid service name	will do.  If you get bored you
	      can try using finger and see what	you get.

       -h server
	      The name of the server to	query.	 The  compiled-in  default  is
	      whois.crsnic.net.

       -r     Force  recursion.	  If the first server response contains	a line
	      similar to

	      Whois Server: hostname

	      whois will retry the same	query with  hostname  as  the  server.
	      This is the default when the default server is being queried.

BUGS
       None  known, but	it's a simple enough protocol that I don't think there
       are going to be any problems.

AUTHOR
       Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>

Red Hat	Linux			     whois			      WHOIS(1)

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