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Old 11-11-2003, 12:20 PM   #1
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whois


when i type "whois www.isp.com" at the command line i get the error message "command not found"
I thought the whois and other network tools where part of Linux ?

Can any one advise

tia
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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nope, but they are usually installed by default...

do you have net tools installed ???
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:01 PM   #3
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Im not sure how can i tell ?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:21 PM   #4
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Originally posted by gazza
Im not sure how can i tell ?
find / -name whois

or

locate whois

It could possibly not be in your default path.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:41 PM   #5
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ok i su to root and issued the command: find / -name whois and the result is :
/usr/X11R6/lib/sax/tools/whois
but when i go to that dir even as root and type whois
i still get command not found ? there is no man page or help either ?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:00 PM   #6
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it's not installed. if it was, it would be located in one of your bin dirs ( /bin /usr/bin /usr/local/bin).
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:23 PM   #7
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yeah, is suse an rpm supporting distro ?
if yes www.rpmfind.net and search net-tools

if no, google.com/linux
search "provides whois"
and download source
 
  


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