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Re: [bug-inetutils] premature close of socket in whois utility

From: Mats Erik Andersson
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] premature close of socket in whois utility
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:25:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Dear Alexander Zubkov,

torsdag den 24 juli 2014 klockan 15:33 skrev Alexander Zubkov detta:
> Hello.
> I have found that whois utility from inetutils is practically unusable.  
> Because it half-closes socket for write right after sending requests.  
> But whois servers I use are reacting badly on it - they are closing  
> their end too before fully sending repy. For example whois.ripe.net is  
> able to send only header and whois.arin.net is replying nothing.

In fact "whois.eu" displays the same flaw as "whois.arin.net" does,
which explains my difficulties with any domain in EU.

The client "whois" is by far the least thoroughly tested utility in
the collection GNU Inetutils, probably because I do not understand
it myself, nor do I use it regularly. All bug triaging of "whois"
is most welcome.

Best regards,
  Mats Erik Andersson

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