jwhois - client for the whois service jwhois [ OPTIONS ]... [ QUERY ]

jwhois searches Whois servers for the object on the command line.

The host to query is taken from a global configuration file, a configuration file specified on the command line, or selected directly on the command line.

-c f
instead of /etc/jwhois.conf
-h host
overrides any hosts in the configuration file and queries host directly.
-p port
default 43, 63, 4321[rwhois])
forces a query to be made to a host not from cache.
outputs debugging information. Increase the verbosity by giving several verbose commands such as -vv.
disable features that redirect queries from one server to another.
disable the built-in support for whois-servers.net.
send query verbatim to receiving hosts instead of rewriting them according to the configuration.
display every step in a redirection (default is to display only the last answer).
completely disable both reading and writing to cache.
force the query to use the rwhois protocoll instead of HTTP or whois.
--rwhois-display=DISPLAY receiving rwhois servers to display the results in the DISPLAY display instead of the default dump display.
--rwhois-limit=LIMIT asks receiving rwhois servers to limit their responses to LIMIT matches.


To use the options specified in RIPE Document 157, you need to change the format of the query slightly. If you were to search for all entries in the RIPE database which lists the admin-c, tech-c or zone-c as CO19-RIPE, you could use the following command syntax:

See also

jwhois.conf, jwhois.DGG.conf
       jwhois -h whois.ripe.net -- -i admin-c,tech-c,zone-c CO19-RIPE
-- is used to separate the RIPE options from the jwhois options.

Nice WHOIS web site ip-whois-lookup.com ( says Palisades Park,40.8461,-73.9952 10/14/15)

Includes Geo info and traceroute!

RobTex includes graph of names. serial ALL whois ?