Using the stock
whois (on Fedora) I can easily get information for an IP adress:
$ whois SOME_IP % This is the RIPE Database query service. % The objects are in RPSL format. % % The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions. [..] % Information related to 'SOME_IP/SOME_AS' route: SOME_ROUTE mnt-by: SOME_STRING [..]
Now I want to inverse lookup entries that have the SOME_STRING in 'mnt-by'.
I've done that successfully via the RIPE web interface.
But how to do that via the command line?
(e.g. for easier post-processing/scripting)
RIPE documents the
-i option, but:
$ whois.md -h riswhois.ripe.net -i mnt-by SOME_STRING Warning: RIPE flags used with a traditional server. [just options listing without -i] $ jwhois -h riswhois.ripe.net -i mnt-by SOME_STRING [Querying riswhois.ripe.net] [riswhois.ripe.net] % This is RIPE NCC's Routing Information Service % whois gateway to collected BGP Routing Tables % IPv4 or IPv6 address to origin prefix match % % For more information visit http://www.ripe.net/ris/riswhois.html % ERROR: Invalid search key
Am I supposed to use another whois client for such queries?