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RE: Whois -a?
Straight from the MAN page Roeland (man whois)... ... DESCRIPTION Whois looks up records in the databases maintained by several Network In- formation Centers (NICs). The options are as follows: -a Use the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) database. It contains network numbers used in those parts of the world cov- ered neither by APNIC nor by RIPE. Contact (handle) information should be looked up by appending "-ARIN" to the NIC handle: ... -----------------------Original Message----------------------- >From: Roeland Meyer >To: Vivien M.;firstname.lastname@example.org >Date: 5/15/01 5:16 AM >Subject: RE: To CAIS Engineers - WAKE UP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS > > >> From: Vivien M. [mailto:email@example.com] >> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 2:44 PM > >> As someone posted before (but you probably didn't read): > >Actually, I read it just fine. Yes, that is the block that is in use here. I >just don't know who the hell Alex Black is. I also asked SpeakEasy. Weeks >later, I'm still waiting for an answer. > >> vivienm@amethyst:~$ host www.mhsc.com >> www.mhsc.com is a nickname for vweb1.mhsc.com >> vweb1.mhsc.com has address 18.104.22.168 >> vivienm@amethyst:~$ whois -a 22.214.171.124 > >When did '-a' become a whois option? > >> Speakeasy Network (NETBLK-SPEAKEASY-4) SPEAKEASY-4 >> 126.96.36.199 - >> 188.8.131.52 >> Black, Alex (NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0) SPEK-RMEYER-0 >> 184.108.40.206 - >> 220.127.116.11 > >> vivienm@amethyst:~$ whois -a \!NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0 >> Black, Alex (NETBLK-SPEK-RMEYER-0) >> 440 Mission Court >> Fremont, CA 94539 >> US >> >> Netname: SPEK-RMEYER-0 >> Netblock: 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 >> >> Coordinator: >> Stollar, Andreas (AS3414-ARIN) firstname.lastname@example.org >> +1-206-728-9770 (FAX) (206)728-1500 > >> Now, I realize your name isn't Alex Black (unless you have multiple >> personalities), but it sure looks to me like SpeakEasy knows >> how to SWIP >> (and the SPEK-RMEYER-0 name suggests they were trying to SWIP >> it to you). > >Among other things, I'm also a SysAdmin. Of course, I have multiple >personalities! But, Alex Black isn't one of them. Also note, Andreas >Stoller's email addr. Do you actually think I would get any sort of response >if I sent an email there? I might as well send it to email@example.com. He >probably uses the same bit-bucket that mhsc.net does (the /dev/null brand). > >