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Better script
Authored by: THEM on Jan 29, '03 12:38:23PM

Here's my quick hack that makes the posted script that much better

#!/bin/sh
echo "Fetching domain's whois server..."
SERVER=`whois $1 | grep -i whois server: | awk '{print $3'}`
if [ $SERVER ]; then
	echo "Querying whois server "$SERVER"..."
	whois -h $SERVER $1
else
	echo "Querying the default whois server..."
	whois $1
fi

If the server actually uses the default whois server the posted script would fail, mine works around that issue.



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Better script Bug
Authored by: leen on Jan 29, '03 02:56:10PM

The better script contains a bug, no quotes around the grep arguments

grep -i whois\ server:



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