I hate the new mail system

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Tue Mar 7 09:43:55 CST 2017

On 07/03/2017 15:07, Mouse via cctalk wrote:

>> $ telnet whois.denic.de 43
>> Trying
>> Connected to whois.denic.de.
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> whois -r uni-stuttgart.de
>> % Error: 55000000007 Request not clearly specified
>> Connection closed by foreign host.
>> $
>> That's broken.
> In that case, it's the query that's broken.  The normal way to use
> whois for domains is to send just the domain name upon connecting; the
> "whois -r " prefix you used is probably responsible.

Nope, that's taken from their own documentation - and it makes no 
difference which options I give it, or none.  I didn't show all the 
permutations I tried, both using a standard UNIX whois client, and using 
telnet to port 43.  It's just broken.

Pete Turnbull

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