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    how do I make use of 'whois'

    Hi there, this is my first post.

    Atm i'm having problems using whois (basic i know)...I'm using mandrake 9.2 with all the crap deleted and using a plain tty terminal thing. I type ' whois "yahoo."@whois.crsnic.net
    and all I get is 'object not recognised' (or something along those lines.) I know I could just use nmap or watever to scan a range of ips but i want to learn from the ground up. i.e. find what servers are up and other potential useful info. So could someone shed some light onto my problem.

    thanks in advance.

    phileas fog.

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    Try only whois yahoo.com
    BGDevS
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    I have "whois" aliased to "whois -h geektools.com". Geektools has this cool proxy that automatically uses the right registrar, which saves you a step.

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    Try only whois yahoo.com
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    ok, i don't think I made my post very clear.

    alright, i'm looking at a book called hacking exposed (yeah, laugh i'm a noob )and it says if i type: " whois "yahoo.com"@whois.alldomains.com " <--(I made this one up) i should get some info, however all i get is "no whois server is known for this kind of object". I would like to know how to fix this problem and why etc...

    thanks.

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    Try dropping the quotes. Worked for me w/quotes, not without.

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    you made your post clear. but the answer is still:

    whois yahoo.com

    im using the cygwin port of whois. which should be the same one your using.

    here's what i get:


    Whois Server Version 1.3

    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.

    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.WANADOODOO.COM
    IP Address: 62.212.98.156
    Registrar: GANDI
    Whois Server: whois.gandi.net
    Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.TWIXTEARS.COM
    IP Address: 66.218.71.205
    Registrar: DOTSTER, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.dotster.com
    Referral URL: http://www.dotster.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.TW
    Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.SG
    Registrar: DOTSTER, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.dotster.com
    Referral URL: http://www.dotster.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.PURRFURRED.COM
    IP Address: 66.218.71.205
    Registrar: DOTSTER, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.dotster.com
    Referral URL: http://www.dotster.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.OPTIONSCORNER.COM
    IP Address: 66.218.71.205
    Registrar: NAMESDIRECT.COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.namesdirect.com
    Referral URL: http://www.namesdirect.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    IP Address: 80.190.192.24
    Registrar: GANDI
    Whois Server: whois.gandi.net
    Referral URL: http://www.gandi.net



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.BR
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http://www.enom.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.BERKELEYNATURALBEAUTIES.COM
    IP Address: 66.218.71.205
    Registrar: ALLDOMAINS.COM INC.
    Whois Server: whois.alldomains.com
    Referral URL: http://www.alldomains.com



    Server Name: YAHOO.COM.AU
    Registrar: WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.wildwestdomains.com
    Referral URL: http://www.wildwestdomains.com



    Domain Name: YAHOO.COM
    Registrar: ALLDOMAINS.COM INC.
    Whois Server: whois.alldomains.com
    Referral URL: http://www.alldomains.com
    Name Server: NS1.YAHOO.COM
    Name Server: NS5.YAHOO.COM
    Name Server: NS2.YAHOO.COM
    Name Server: NS3.YAHOO.COM
    Name Server: NS4.YAHOO.COM
    Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
    Updated Date: 20-oct-2003
    Creation Date: 18-jan-1995
    Expiration Date: 19-jan-2012


    >>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 06:21:54 EDT <<<

    NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the
    registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is
    currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration
    date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring
    registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to
    view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

    TERMS OF USE: You are not authorized to access or query our Whois
    database through the use of electronic processes that are high-volume and
    automated except as reasonably necessary to register domain names or
    modify existing registrations; the Data in VeriSign Global Registry
    Services' ("VeriSign") Whois database is provided by VeriSign for
    information purposes only, and to assist persons in obtaining information
    about or related to a domain name registration record. VeriSign does not
    guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a Whois query, you agree to abide
    by the following terms of use: You agree that you may use this Data only
    for lawful purposes and that under no circumstances will you use this Data
    to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass
    unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone,
    or facsimile; or (2) enable high volume, automated, electronic processes
    that apply to VeriSign (or its computer systems). The compilation,
    repackaging, dissemination or other use of this Data is expressly
    prohibited without the prior written consent of VeriSign. You agree not to
    use electronic processes that are automated and high-volume to access or
    query the Whois database except as reasonably necessary to register
    domain names or modify existing registrations. VeriSign reserves the right
    to restrict your access to the Whois database in its sole discretion to ensure
    operational stability. VeriSign may restrict or terminate your access to the
    Whois database for failure to abide by these terms of use. VeriSign
    reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.

    The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and
    Registrars.

    Found crsnic referral to whois.alldomains.com.

    Alldomains.com - The Leader in Corporate Domain Management
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    For Global Domain Consolidation, Research & Intelligence,
    and Enterprise DNS, go to: www.alldomains.com/corp/
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    The Data in Alldomains.com's WHOIS database is provided by Alldomains.com
    for information purposes, and to assist persons in obtaining information
    about or related to a domain name registration record. Alldomains.com
    does not guarantee its accuracy. By submitting a WHOIS query, you agree
    that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes and that, under no
    circumstances will you use this Data to: (1) allow, enable, or otherwise
    support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or
    solicitations via e-mail (spam); or (2) enable high volume, automated,
    electronic processes that apply to Alldomains.com (or its systems).
    Alldomains.com reserves the right to modify these terms at any time.
    By submitting this query, you agree to abide by this policy.

    Registrant:
    Yahoo! Inc.
    (DOM-272993)
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale
    CA
    94089
    US

    Domain Name: yahoo.com

    Registrar Name: Alldomains.com
    Registrar Whois: whois.alldomains.com
    Registrar Homepage: http://www.alldomains.com

    Administrative Contact:
    Domain Administrator
    (NIC-1382062)
    Yahoo! Inc.
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale
    CA
    94089
    US
    domainadmin@yahoo-inc.com
    +1.4083493300
    Fax- +1.4083493301
    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
    Domain Administrator
    (NIC-1372925)
    Yahoo! Inc.
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale
    CA
    94089
    US
    domainadmin@yahoo-inc.com
    +1.4083493300
    Fax- +1.4083493301

    Created on..............: 1995-Jan-18.
    Expires on..............: 2012-Jan-19.
    Record last updated on..: 2003-Apr-07 10:42:46.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS4.YAHOO.COM 63.250.206.138
    NS5.YAHOO.COM 216.109.116.17
    NS1.YAHOO.COM 66.218.71.63
    NS2.YAHOO.COM 66.163.169.170
    NS3.YAHOO.COM 217.12.4.104

    Alldomains.com - The Leader in Corporate Domain Management
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    For Global Domain Consolidation, Research & Intelligence,
    and Enterprise DNS, go to: www.alldomains.com/corp/
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Originally posted here by philias.fog.
    ok, i don't think I made my post very clear.

    alright, i'm looking at a book called hacking exposed (yeah, laugh i'm a noob )and it says if i type: " whois "yahoo.com"@whois.alldomains.com " <--(I made this one up) i should get some info, however all i get is "no whois server is known for this kind of object". I would like to know how to fix this problem and why etc...
    Try whois -h whois.alldomains.com yahoo.com

    Some implementations of whois use different switches/options for certain functions. Type man whois on your system to find the correct ones.
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    ah great, thanks, i'll try the suggestions

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