*nix Documentation Project
·  Home
 +   man pages
·  Linux HOWTOs
·  FreeBSD Tips
·  *niX Forums

  man pages->HP-UX 11i man pages -> whois (1)              


 whois(1)                                                           whois(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      whois - Internet user name directory service

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      whois [-h hostname] name

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      whois looks up records in the Network Information Center database.

      The operands specified to whois are concatenated together (separated
      by white-space) and presented to the whois server.

      The default action, unless directed otherwise with a special name, is
      to do a very broad search, looking for matches to name in all types of
      records and most fields (name, nicknames, hostname, net address, etc.)
      in the database.  For more information as to what name operands have
      special meaning, and how to guide the search, use the special name

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      whois supports the following option:

           -h   use the specified host instead of the default NIC.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      Look up user John Doe

           whois Doe,John

 DEPENDENCIES    [Toc]    [Back]
      The machine making the whois enquiry must be able to route the request
      over the network to the specified host, or to the default NIC.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      whois was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      RFC 854: Nicname/Whois

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
[ Back ]
 Similar pages
Name OS Title
whois Tru64 Internet username directory service
whois FreeBSD Internet domain name and network number directory service
whois OpenBSD Internet domain name and network number directory service
bind_intro Tru64 Introduction to the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) service
bind_manual_setup Tru64 Describes how to manually set up the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) service on your network.
udp FreeBSD Internet User Datagram Protocol
udp IRIX Internet User Datagram Protocol
udp OpenBSD Internet User Datagram Protocol
udp Tru64 Internet user datagram protocol (UDP)
ypfiles HP-UX Network Information Service database and directory structure
Copyright © 2004-2005 DeniX Solutions SRL
newsletter delivery service