whois like functionality on Windows?
gerrit.muller at embeddedsystems.nl
Fri Jul 1 10:35:48 CEST 2005
Peter Hansen wrote:
> If the address doesn't get mapped to a name by a DNS server, I strongly
> suspect you will get nowhere with whois, or much else. Not all IP
> addresses have corresponding domain names: many are dynamic addresses
> assigned on the fly to arbitrary customers of (for example) cable modem
> service providers, and they're often not interested in providing any
> reverse mapping for them. Some do (for example, mine is
> pc-136-15.scpe.powergate.ca right now), but many don't...
> I'm sure there's a way to identify the domain of the owner of a block of
> addresses in which a given IP resides. I don't know what it is.
In 5 years of logging I did get about 23000 different domains that
accessed my site. For about 1000 IP address ranges I obtained the domain
name manually via whois, mostly via Geektools. Sometimes via more
specific whois servers, such as krnic. These 1000 domain names are a mix
of "real" domain names, for instance from companies, universities or
government, and service providers. It would be nice to automate this
action, although the manual approach is workable.
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