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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Whois 4.6.7-1 available
- From: "Mark Bradshaw" <bradshaw at staff dot crosswalk dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:07:11 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Whois 4.6.7-1 available
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The most recent version of GNU Whois (4.6.7) has been uploaded to
sourceware. This fixes the report that whois wasn't working on .org
The whois client allows you to query a whois db (RFC 954). Using whois you
can get information on a domain name (whois redhat.com), IP addresses (whois
126.96.36.199), and more. This tool is commonly used to determine the
owner of a domain or block of addresses, as well as get their contact
The latest stable version of GNU Whois can be found at:
The latest non-stable version can be found at:
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system. Then,
run setup and answer all of the questions. To select the whois
package click on the "Net" category and click on the "skip" field until
4.6.7-1 is displayed.
Note that downloads aren't allowed from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com)
due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to find a
mirror which has this update.
The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin mailing
list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it if you would use this
mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes ideas and
comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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