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


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
% [ node-1]
% Whois data copyright terms

inetnum: -

: dlw@corp:576 ; whois -h

CIDR queries are not accepted

No match found for

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.