Is it possible to issue WHOIS requests via my local machine over a port other than 43 to a remote box to execute? Ideally, I'm using Jsch and I'd like to be able to round-robin these requests. I've looked in /etc/services, didn't learn much. Anytime I specify a port other than 43, the whois request hangs (whois -p 4999 188.8.131.52).
I know about the RIR's and their various limits, and I realize that I could pay somewhere like DomainTools. But let's be honest, that wouldn't as much fun, would it?