Section: Debian GNU/Linux (5)
Updated: 9 April 2013Index
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whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client
This file contains a list of WHOIS servers which can augment or override
the built-in list of the client.
It's a plain text file in ASCII encoding. Each line consists of two fields:
a pattern to match WHOIS object identifier and a corresponding WHOIS server
Fields are separated by non-empty sequence of space or a tabular characters.
A line starting with a hash character is a free comment and it's not
The pattern is case-insensitive extended regular expression if whois client
has been compiled with POSIX regular expressions support. Otherwise, simple
case-insensitive suffix comparison against WHOIS object identifier is used.
Internationalized domain names (IDN) must be specified in ascii-compatible
encoding (ACE) format.
# Hangul Korean TLD
# Private ASNs
This manual page was written by Petr Písař <firstname.lastname@example.org
and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
version 2 or higher.
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