An updated jwhois package that fixes one bug and adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The jwhois package provides a whois client, which is used to obtain information about domain names and IP addresses from whois servers.
Previously, when querying a domain with the name length near the allowed limit of 63 characters, and emitting command options to a whois server, the "whois" command failed because both the domain name and command options were given to a function responsible for translating Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) to ASCII. The length of such command was greater than the allowed limit. This update fixes this bug so that only the domain name is now translated after executing the command.
Previously, jwhois did not contain the whois server details for the dotEmarat extension. As a result, whois queries for these extensions were incorrectly directed to whois.internic.net. With this update, the configuration file correctly directs queries for the dotEmarat domains to whois.aeda.net.ae.
All users of whois clients are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds this enhancement.