Re: Whois Implementations
Mark Prior <email@example.com> Thu, 09 September 1993 00:30 UTC
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To: Martin Hamilton <M.T.Hamilton@lut.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Whois Implementations
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Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1993 09:28:41 +0930
From: Mark Prior <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PS I can't seem to find the "help" template - perhaps because it's not been written up yet?!? Is Rickard's interpretation (see below) acceptable to everyone? ... Template-Type: HELP Handle: HELP01 Subject: HELP Helptext: This is an experimental whois++ server. See available commands with "commands". More help is available for some commands with "help <command>". For help on searching, use "help search" (You can keep the connection from being closed with the "hold" command). This server responds to centroid commands. Well the whole question of how to format responses to queries other than searches is not covered and needs to be. For example what does the output of version look like? Here is the output from my server both to "help" and to "version" % whois -h whois.adelaide.edu.au help Whois++ Service at The University of Adelaide, AU. For more information about this service send the "help" command. % This directory only lists information about staff (except non academic % casuals), ie students are not included. % The University is installing a new PABX system, and so it is very likely that % the numbers listed here are wrong (especially if they aren't of the form +61 % 8 303 xxxx). If in doubt contact the main switchboard on +61 8 303 4455. You have connected to a server that implements the new WHOIS++ specification. This service is provided via an underlying X.500 Directory Service and so this server is really only a read-only DUA interface to the X.500 Directory. A "technical" description of this service may be obtained by using the "describe" command, this will also list a contact for this service. Further information is available on the following topics general help constraints version describe list show command commands search % whois -h whois.adelaide.edu.au version Whois++ Service at The University of Adelaide, AU. For more information about this service send the "help" command. % This directory only lists information about staff (except non academic % casuals), ie students are not included. % The University is installing a new PABX system, and so it is very likely that % the numbers listed here are wrong (especially if they aren't of the form +61 % 8 303 xxxx). If in doubt contact the main switchboard on +61 8 303 4455. % Whois++ Protocol version [FIRST DRAFT - 15 April 1993] % Program version BETA 2.1.6 % Default language is english % Built by email@example.com on 09 May 1993 Mark.