1.58. jwhois

1.58.1. RHBA-2010:0745: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated jwhois package that provides fixes for bugs and contains enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The jwhois package is a whois client which is used to obtain information about domain names and IP addresses from whois servers.
This updated jwhois package provides fixes for the following bugs:
* previously, jwhois on machines with IPv4 connection did not work correctly when querying whois server with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This issue is fixed in this updated jwhois package. ( BZ#415491)
* previously, jwhois did not follow referral whois for .com and .net domains. This issue is fixed in this updated jwhois package. ( BZ#479061)
This updated jwhois package provides the following enhancements:
* previously, jwhois did not contain whois server details for .ae domains. Whois queries for these domains would be directed to whois.uaenic.ae. Because whois.uaenic.ae does not contain information on .ae domains, the query would fail. The configuration file contained in this updated jwhois package was updated and directs queries for .ae domains to whois.aeda.net.ae. ( BZ#509475)
* previously, jwhois did not contain whois server details for .im domains. Whois queries for these domains would be directed to www.nic.im. The configuration file contained in this updated jwhois package directs queries for .im domains to whois.nic.im. ( BZ#512930)
All whois client users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue and addresses the latest known whois server changes.