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ACSP Suggestion 2007.15: WHOIS Server Doesn't Accept CIDR Style Queries

Suggestion

Author:
David Williamson
Submitted On:
22 April 2007

I've noticed that ARIN is the only one of the RIRs that has a whois server that doesn't accept CIDR style queries. For example:

: dlw@corp:575 ; whois -h whois.apnic.net 10.0.0.0/8
% [whois.apnic.net node-1]
% Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html

inetnum: 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
[...]

: dlw@corp:576 ; whois -h whois.arin.net 10.0.0.0/8

CIDR queries are not accepted

No match found for 10.0.0.0/8.

CIDR queries really should work. Thanks!

Timeframe: Immediate

Status:
Completed
Updated:
18 July 2007

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

18 July 2007

ARIN will add the request to the list of considered future enhancements for WHOIS.