How do I install whois client to see whois information about domain and ip address using command line options under Fedora / RHEL / Redhat / CentOS / Scientific Linux?
jwhois is a whois client that accepts both traditional and finger-style queries under RHEL. You can install the same using the yum command. Login as root and type the following command to install the jwhois client:
# yum -y install jwhois
Loaded plugins: priorities, rhnplugin 70 packages excluded due to repository priority protections Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package jwhois.x86_64 0:4.0-18.el6 set to be updated --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================ Installing: jwhois x86_64 4.0-18.el6 rhel-x86_64-server-6 104 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 1 Package(s) Upgrade 0 Package(s) Total download size: 104 k Installed size: 0 Downloading Packages: jwhois-4.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm | 104 kB 00:00 Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : jwhois-4.0-18.el6.x86_64 1/1 Installed: jwhois.x86_64 0:4.0-18.el6 Complete!
You can use the whois command as follows:
$ whois cyberciti.biz
$ whois 188.8.131.52
[Querying whois.arin.net] [Redirected to rwhois.softlayer.com:4321] [Querying rwhois.softlayer.com] [rwhois.softlayer.com] %rwhois V-1.5:003fff:00 rwhois.softlayer.com (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-184.108.40.206) network:Class-Name:network network:ID:NETBLK-SOFTLAYER.220.127.116.11/19 network:Auth-Area:18.104.22.168/19 network:Network-Name:SOFTLAYER-22.214.171.124 network:IP-Network:126.96.36.199/29 network:IP-Network-Block:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206 network:Organization;I:SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. network:Street-Address:1950 Stemmons Freeway Suite 2043 network:City:Dallas network:State:TX network:Postal-Code:75207 network:Country-Code:US network:Tech-Contact;I:email@example.com network:Abuse-Contact;I:firstname.lastname@example.org network:Admin-Contact;I:IPADM258-ARIN network:Created:20070218 network:Updated:20091220 network:Updated-By:email@example.com %referral rwhois://root.rwhois.net:4321/auth-area=. %ok